Bits of ribbon, wrapping paper, leftover Christmas cards, and all the little things that might seem like trash can be used for many fun and creative uses for your little ones. I have gathered up a list of 25 Things to Save From Christmas Day for Arts and Crafts.
Twist pretty leftover fabric ribbon into these lovely Ribbon Flowers. Small lengths of ribbon often come on gift baskets, pj sets, blankets,etc… Don’t toss them this year!
Craft sticks and wrapping paper make the perfect combo for puzzles like these Stick Puzzles here. This idea can be used year round with any theme.
Homemade Gift Bows can be made from any type of paper and all that leftover Christmas wrapping paper will have a purpose!
25 Crafts and Activities Using Scraps to Save From Christmas
A Simple Wrapping Paper Puzzle is perfect for at home or as a quick on the go activity when you need to keep little ones busy.
These Wrapping Paper Ornaments let children practice cutting skills, the pincer grasp, and are pretty to look at too.
You can use wrapping paper to make a Wrapping Paper Collage in a Christmas, winter, or any other type of shape.
Don’t throw away the leftover tube when your wrapping paper is used up! You kids can turn it into a Cardboard Marble Tube for a little stem fun.
Another great stem idea is using leftover Christmas Gift Bags to construct a sturdy bridge.
Give your kids a fun and colorful opportunity to strengthen hand muscles and improve fine motor and coordination skills with a Ribbon Confetti Cutting Practice.
Create a completely new texture with a Wrapping paper paint brush, twisted, bunched up, or fanned out to create unique paintings!
I usually toss out my Christmas cards after the holidays to keep clutter to a minimum but we will be keeping them this year to create Recycled Christmas Cards art.
Let your little elf enjoy some Gift Wrapping Role Play.
Try Christmas Bow Stem Stacking. Again, anytime I can squeeze in some stem during playtime I am a happy momma.
Use Recycled Toy Packaging to make molds for playdough, what a clever upcycle idea!
Your child can practice their wrapping skills with a Mini christmas gift wrapping station that will strengthen their imagination and fine motor development.
Upcycled card boxes are a super creative use for Christmas cards, use them for giving small gifts throughout the year.
Christmas Card Ornaments will save your leftover cards from the trash and can be put away for next years tree or as a unique package topper.
Turn leftover wrapping paper into pretty Paper Stars with your creative kid for your holiday parties.
This Milk Carton Craft turns milk cartons covered in wrapping or other scraps of paper into useful storage containers.
Another great use for leftover tubes from wrapping paper is setting up Wrapping Paper Bell Races.
This Christmas Card Engineering reminds me of stacking cards from the deck into a house of cards with a very unique holiday twist!
An Upcycled Christmas Wrapping Centerpiece made from scraps of wrapping paper will be a beautiful addition to your table right through the new year.
Sweet little faces and leftover scraps of paper and other packaging are perfect for these Kid Friendly DIY Photo Ornaments.
Leftover cards from your own stash or those received in the mail can be Recycled into sweet Thank You Cards for friends and family.
Take your leftover Christmas wrapping paper and create Pull String Party Cracker with small treats inside for a New Year celebration.