With the holidays rapidly approaching, the kids will be spending as much time at home as they will at school. This practical little art project can help combat the holiday break boredom and leave you with unique art that doubles as beautifully original holiday gift tags.
The kids and I started making our own gift tags two years ago. Just as I said before, it really started as a little art project to occupy some down time. I stopped buying gift tags years ago and took to writing people’s names on the backs of their gifts with a Sharpie. Practical, but lame. After sketching out some quick candy canes and snowmen for the kids to color, I decided to cut them out and use them as gift tags. They were a huge hit and something that I’ve decided to repeat as long as the kids are interested in doing it.
The process could not be easier… Card stock, a ruler, a Sharpie, crayons and scissors… and if you like the design I free-handed, you can skip the Sharpie and ruler (Grab the printable here!) If the kids want a purple snowman, let them do it! This should be a stress free project. Even I got down on the floor and colored a sheet of tags (shhh… I LOVE to color!)
Once colored, it’s a easy as cutting the holiday gift tags apart and getting some presents wrapped! This year, I think we will go with simple solid colored papers and maybe some twine. A quick punch with a single hole punch will make attaching these tags a breeze, but tape would work just fine as well.
What do you think? If you’ve used traditional holiday gift tags in the past, how do you think these compare?
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