Fortunately, wrapping paper may provide endless play opportunities for children and festive decorating ideas for your home.
- Flip it over and use the white backside as a large coloring sheet for children to doodle and color on. My sons loved having such a large canvas to work with and quickly made their own wrapping paper designs. I was tempted to save and use the new side for next year's gifts.
- Put scraps through a shredder or cut it up to make fun confetti and strips for stuffing in future packages and gift baskets. Or to line bird cages and cat beds.
- When packing up your holiday decorations this year, use leftover paper to wrap delicate ornaments. Bonus, your hands won't get all inky like with newspapers.
- Use the cardboard tube for kindling and logs + 17 more uses for the cardboard tubes.
- Recycle it! Always look for 100% recyclable paper, I found some great colorful ones at Target for this year's presents.
- Upcycled Wrapping Paper Ornaments - fun kid activity from This West Coast Mommy.
- Make a Christmas Wreath with circular tubes from the paper OR make a framed Holiday Paper Tree.