Happy almost Christmas! Are your cookies baked? Gifts ordered? Everything wrapped?!? I’ve been counting the days until Beany’s school break, and now that it’s finally here, we’re in full-on Christmas mode. Woo hoo! Both kids are super duper excited, making gifts, constructing (and deconstructing) gingerbread houses and writing letters. They’ve visited with Santa twice this season, and both times Bear has asked “to ride on a firetruck.” Big sugarplum dreams these babies have. ❤️
I have a week’s worth of wrapping ideas for you again this year, starting with these happy painted cars. Because I have a 5-year-old assistant who very much wants to help with everything, a lot of this year’s spread is pretty kid friendly. Paint is always a hit with little ones, and car shapes are pretty simple. And if the paint ends up looking more like a blob than a car, you can always doctor it up with a little Sharpie action.
What you’ll need:
• plain craft wrapping paper
• black marker
• yarn or twine
• teeny tiny trees
1. Wrap your gift.
2. Paint a happy car (or cars!) on top.
3. Once the paint is dry, use the black marker to outline the car shape. Then use some fun yarn or twine to tie a tree to the top of the car.
Easy peasy! For anyone wondering, I snagged these teeny trees in the dollar section at Target. They still had some last time I was there!