Birthday season is upon us. We have attended two parties in the last three days with several more around the corner. Life has been a bit busy lately so I didn't have time to make a gift for j's classmate. Instead I let j pick out the gift, which of course meant he picked out something he would really like for himself, a new box of legos.
Instead of wrapping the gift in our standard kraft paper with white twill tape, I let j decorate the "wrapping paper". I cut out a strip of kraft paper, put a piece of poster board underneath [to prevent any pen leaks from marking the table], and handed him one of my silver sharpie pens [my boys LOVE sharpie pens]. He had so much fun and it was a super quick and easy project.
We wrapped the box with our handmade wrapping paper, tied some silver twine and a handmade gift tag [rubber stamp with silver ink] around the package, and we were all set for the party.