One-of-a-kind craft idea for gift wrapping? Something simple to make with your family, and budget-friendly? Lucky for you, there is a solution for the upcoming holiday season!
This is an easy craft idea using origami paper and natural materials. The best part is that you get to know more about each other while you are creating!
In this article, I will show you how to make a ‘one-of-a-kind gift bag for children.
What you need
How to make ‘one of a kind gift bag
First of all, fold a piece of origami paper in half, and fold it again to make it into a square. What this does is it allows you to cut 4 circles at once.
Once you have a square, find anything circle-shaped to mark it on the origami you just folded. I used a mason jar.
When you finish folding all of the circles, open them up. To make it so you know where to glue the circles together, I marked a small circle and a triangle on each half as you can see in the pictures.
What you are going to do next is glue the circles together one at a time. It’s almost like binding a book. Glue the halves with the circle drawn on together, and same with the triangles.
Repeat the same process until all the circles are glued together. To clarify, the first and the last half circle need to be unglued. Because these two (the full circle) will be glued to the lunch bag in a moment.
Finally, glue your circle booklet onto the lunch bag. I used a glue stick for this.
Next, cut or pinch off something green and glue it on the bag with liquid glue. Then add some red berries/leaves to add to the Christmas spirit!
Ta-da! What do you think about the ‘one of a kind’ gift bag?
I would say this is ideal for children in elementary school and up. But it is also a great opportunity to work as a team with little ones as well. You may be surprised how capable they are. Just a reminder that grown ups are there to be a sous-chef!
Additionally, making the 3D circle craft can turn into a fun way of learning math. ( I do this intentionally with young children.) No thanks to algebra, but yes to a fun math quiz! For example, you can ask your child how many circles there are in total.
For older kids, you can question them about measurements and area. By that point, they may be the knowledgeable ones and we will be the ones who need to listen!