Holiday Gifts Made Out of Paper That Must Be Tried

You might think using paper to make a gift is something that only kids do. You can only think of making a card out of paper when you try to think about gifts made of paper. There are a surprising amount of different things that you can make out of paper, which isn’t just simple cards. This article will tell you about a couple of ideas for gifts you can make out of paper.

Paper Airplanes

People usually see paper airplanes as something kids make and that they won’t fly that well anyway. But you shouldn’t dismiss paper airplanes so easily. There are a large variety of shapes and sizes that paper airplanes can come from that anyone can make. Look up different ways to make a paper airplane, and then you can practice folding your favorite ones. If you want to be more engaged with the recipient, you can fold a number of them and have the recipient of the planes take them for test flights. 

Paper Mache

Paper Mache
Paper Mache

There are many things you could create with papier mache, and you could make almost anything you can imagine. Some ideas are making a cool sculpture to put in a kid’s bedroom, a couple of animals that you can place around your rooms, and there’s so much more you can do with paper mache. Paper mache is just mixing some newspaper scraps with a mix of water and glue. Then you attach the soaked newspaper scraps to a mold, which you then wait for to dry.

Paper Models

There are various things you can build with paper, for example, you make buildings, like castles or dollhouses, vehicles, and there are so many more things you can create with paper. There are a lot of ready-to-make paper models that you can buy, or you could print them yourself. You can look at the designs you can find online, which will help you understand how paper models work. Once you know how paper models work, you can pick whether you buy someone’s design or make your own.

Paper Mosaic

If you mainly have paper scraps available in excess from another project that involved paper, then you could try and make a paper mosaic. Before you start your paper mosaic, you should make a light sketch of your idea onto your canvas. Then when you’ve made a light sketch, you should organize the paper scraps according to their colors. When everything’s ready, you can finally place them onto your canvas according to the picture and then fix the paper onto your canvas with glue. After you finish arranging everything, let it all dry. Then when it’s all dry, you’ll have a handmade art piece that you can give to your family or friends.

Paper Mosaic
Paper Mosaic

Using paper to make your gifts isn’t something only children do. You can use paper to make gifts that are more personal than something you can buy at a store. The ideas you find are just some of the many things you can use paper to make. There’s so much more things you can create with paper, so make sure you think of unique ideas next time you need a gift to give.