Today we are starting up Project: Recycle & Create!
First up, gift wrapping paper, and we made a puzzle using craft sticks!
All you need to make a puzzle like this is:
Pack the craft sticks out, the same size as your piece of wrapping paper you are going to use.
Stick them together with sticky tape, just temporarily, to keep them in place.
Turn it around and glue the paper on, making sure all of the paper has glue on.
Write the message on the back before the next step. I forgot and had to write on loose sticks, not recommended! Oh, and the 3 year old wanted to add his mark too:)
Cut the sticks loose by using the grooves between the packed sticks.
I bind it together with a pretty ribbon or string and will use it as a Valentine’s gift!
Use different patterns of paper and you have different puzzles! For younger kids, use less sticks, for older ones, more sticks!
TIP: Pop these puzzle sticks into a bag and stash it in the car for long drives or waiting times!
Find some more awesome ideas on how to recycle and create with gift wrapping paper!
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 Whimsicle Days
Paper Collage with Flower Punch by Words n Needles