It’s official: With just 2 more shopping days left until Christmas, we’ve finally entered the holiday home stretch. Have you finished all your shopping–or even started your gift-wrapping? If you’re like me and the kids are home from school, you’ll need to get creative, but also get your holiday preparations done. To keep your kids occupied as you put the finishing touches on Christmas, let them personalize their wrapping paper with this Keepsake Footprint Paper craft from Pottery Barn Kids. To get this party started, plan to factor in a little extra time for set-up, or enlist the help of an older sibling to assist younger tots. You can use store-bought brown paper (found at your local craft store or wherever packing supplies are sold), or, in a pinch, brown grocery store bags. What’s nice about this activity is that the wrapping paper can be re-purposed as a memento for sentimental gift recipients (that means you, Grandma). And if you wind up stocking up on this personalized paper, you can break it out again for birthdays or any other special occasion. Now that’s a present with presence!
In a Nutshell: Special gifts call for unique wrapping. Here’s a clever cover-up disguised as a craft for kids during the holidays or any time of year.