Using gift wrap to do activities is a great way to recycle it! Not to mention all the cutting practice that’s included as a fine motor extension.
This week we used some leftover christmas wrapping paper to have a little fun with.
You will need:
Kid sized scissors (we use these)
Gift wrap with some kind of pattern on it
Cut out some of the items on the gift wrap. Our gift wrap had 3 colors of presents on it.
First my 6 year old cut out all the green ones and lined them up.
My 3 year old also loves to cut things, she went for the red presents. She has come a long way from not holding a scissors like it was a scissors!
Related: Tons of Ideas for Practicing Cutting Skills (a Fine Motor Must)
We also made rows of the colors. Here we counted 3 kinds of presents in 3 rows.
Having a few different items also makes for a great patterning activity. red, green and gold. what would come next? See how I set it out in the below image.
Related: Scrap Paper Cards + Printables
More awesome recycled gift wrap ideas!
Find some more awesome ideas on how to recycle and create with gift wrapping paper!
Stick Puzzles by Teach me Mommy
Gift Wrap Flowers by Peakle Pie
Gift Paper Frogs by Nemscok Farms
Scissor Practice and Games with Gift Wrap by Powerful Mothering
Coiled Paper Heart Craft by The Gingerbread House
Paper Beads from Wrapping Paper by Mum in the Madhouse
Scissors Skills Crash Course by Sugar Aunts
DIY Magnetic Bookmarks by Kidz Activities
Recycled Wrapping Paper Card by Our Whimsical Days
Paper Collage with Flower Punch by Words n Needles