Kids Crafts: Recycled Wrapping Paper

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If you have a creative child around, there are many great craft supplies to keep them busy, and keep you worry-free. Keep the right supplies on hand, and crafting with your kid can be fun and help you build memories that can last well into their lives.

We’re getting to the time of year when everyone has a ton of excess wrapping paper waiting to be thrown away or recycled. Instead of getting rid of this colorful paper, why not repurpose it into a fun craft supply? Here are some great crafts you and the kids can make with those piles of wrapping paper!

Paper Beads

Making Recycled Beads

Recycled beads are a lot of fun to make and totally transform the paper you’re using. You can even use cut scraps created from wrapping your gifts so you’ll have fun jewelry to wear for the holiday season.

Recycled Wrapping Paper Basket

Recycled Wrapping Paper BasketMy Kids Make

Organize those gifts and stocking stuffers in fun paper baskets! You can mix complementary prints and colors to create a bright and interesting storage system!

Magazine Envelopes - Hey Wanderer


Magazine EnvelopesHey Wanderer

Use leftover gift wrap to create envelopes for thank you cards or for next year’s holiday cards!

Leftover Gift Wrap Bookmark - Martha Stewart

Leftover Gift Wrap BookmarkMartha Stewart

You can create tons of bookmarks to give away or to use with any gifted books.

Recycled Pinata - Planet Pals

Recycled Pinata Planet Pals

Don’t let the celebration end! Create a pinata with your leftover gift wrap for a future party or event.

For more ideas for crafting with kids, check out more Kids Crafts Posts.

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