If you've got a preschooler excited about printing or a child in elementary perfecting their cursive, use their new skills to create the colorful homemade wrapping paper for the holidays. Simply take a piece of newsprint or butcher paper and write across it using a marker. Give your child a lil creative license to come up with a family slogan like, "Warmest Wishes From the Wilsons" and "Seasons Greetings Love The Smiths" or snag the favorite line of a seasonal song — "All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth" — or holiday movie. It's a wonderful and ecomomical way to teach kids that practice makes perfect!
Dec 15 2008