7 Ways You Can Entertain Toddlers with Leftover Wrapping Paper

I don’t know about you but our toddlers have very short attention spans right now so I’m trying to think of things we can do on to keep them entertained when it’s too cold and wet to leave the house.

Since there’s going to be an awful lot of used wrapping paper in our house over the Christmas period I thought I’d see what my fellow Super Moms were doing with their leftovers. And as usual I’m sharing their genius ideas here with you too.

So keep on reading to discover 7 ways you can entertain toddlers with leftover wrapping paper!

Leftover Wrapping Paper Activities


Leftover wrapping paper activities
Simple DIY Wrapping Paper Puzzle – If you have paper with a large repeating pattern it’s perfect for turning into a jigsaw puzzle. I love this one because you have the added sticking practice from gluing the pieces down.
Leftover wrapping paper activities
Candy Cane Wrapping Paper Collage – For wrapping paper you love so much you can’t bear to throw away have your kiddos make a candy cane collage that you can hang on the tree for years to come.
Leftover wrapping paper activities
Wrapping Paper Beads – If your kids tear the paper to shreds in their eagerness to get to the gift inside then this is the perfect craft or using up those shredded paper pieces.
Leftover wrapping paper activities
Used Wrapping Paper Sticky Collage – Let the imaginations run wild with this one and see what scenes your kiddos can create from the leftover wrapping paper. And as a side note I have finally figured out that contact paper is what I’ve always thought of as sticky back plastic!
Leftover wrapping paper activities
Torn Wrapping Paper Christmas Trees – How cute are these torn paper Christmas trees. It’s a great craft for the kids to do with the leftover paper after you’ve wrapped your gifts. Or a way to keep them occupied on Christmas Day after they’ve picked up all the torn paper after unwrapping their gifts!
Leftover wrapping paper activities
Make a Memory Game from Recycled Gift Wrap {plus three ways to play} – Ooh I love this one. Cut the paper into neat squares and then you have three different memory games for the kids to play!
Leftover wrapping paper activities
Wrapping Paper Snowflakes – If your little one is ready for some cutting practice then large pieces of leftover wrapping paper are perfect for turning into snowflakes!

Have fun getting creative with all that leftover wrapping paper!

~Clare, currently pinning to Christmas Craft Ideas

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