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Reuse Packing Paper for Crafts

Now that many places are using recycled or green packing materials, we get lot of brown scrunched paper in the boxes when we order items online. If you unscrunch and smooth out that paper, it's often 4-6 feet long and 2-3 feet wide - absolutely perfect for kids to use to color, trace their bodies, draw pirate maps, or do various other fun crafty things with.

You can also ask newspapers for their discarded end rolls of newsprint.

By Emily from RI

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March 5, 20090 found this helpful

I also use this paper to wrap gits. I do NOT smooth the paper out. After wrapping the gift I usually brush a stamp pad across the wrinkles, or brush a bit of glitter or even paint -- just barely brush, and then I have a nice package. A beautiful bow or lots of ribbon make it look very nice.

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March 3, 20100 found this helpful

You can iron the paper which makes it easier to use for other things.

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March 3, 20100 found this helpful

HI there, I don't have kids but, this is a really good thing-I started drawing etc, when I was a kid-I have drawn alot since-not lately but, I do have 3 rolls of butcher paper should I get the right setting and take it up again-this is something that will stay with your kids-and you'll be glad that you provided it for them at an early age. Way to go.

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