Eye-popping! DIY LEGO® DUPLO® gift-wrap ideas

Eye-popping! DIY LEGO® DUPLO® gift-wrap ideas

Some parents are adamant that young children love gift wrap almost as much as they love gifts... and when the paper looks as good as this, who can blame them? 

These eye-popping, LEGO DUPLO gift-wrap ideas will really make your holiday presents stand out, and no preschooler will be able to resist the cute animal faces! 

For an economical, Earth-friendly approach, try making our upcycled gift wrap, too.

The Winter Worm

You will need: 
Green wrapping paper
Scissors
Sticky tape
Assorted colored card, in shades of lime-green, white, and black
Glue
Large hole punch
Ribbon

Step 1: Use green wrapping paper, scissors, and sticky tape to wrap your gift.

Step 2: Use scissors to cut a rectangle shape from the lime-green card, making it slightly smaller than the size of the wrapped gift. Round off the corners, and then glue the shape to the front of the gift. This is the face.

Step 3: Use scissors to cut two antenna shapes from the remaining lime-green card. Glue the antennae above the face.

Step 4: Use a large hole punch to create a pair of black and white circles for eyes. Use scissors to trim the black circles, and then use glue to stick them onto the white circles, making sure the edges meet. Cut six 1/4in (6mm) circles from the remaining white card, and then glue one to the edge of each black circle.

Step 5: Use scissors to cut a little smile from the black card. Then, glue the two eyes and the smile onto the face.

Step 6: Wrap the ribbon into a bow, and then glue to the top of the gift.

The Cheep ‘N’ Cheerful Chick

You will need:
Paintbrush
Yellow, acrylic paint
Newspaper
Scissors
Sticky tape
Large hole punch
Assorted colored card, in shades of white, black, and orange
Glue
Black marker pen
Ribbon

Step 1: Use a paintbrush to add a layer of yellow, acrylic paint onto a large sheet of newspaper. Allow to dry, and then use the painted newspaper, scissors, and sticky tape to wrap your gift.

Step 2: Use a large hole punch to create a pair of black and white circles for eyes. Use scissors to trim the black circles, and then use glue to stick them onto the white circles, making sure the edges meet. Cut six 1/4in (6mm) circles from the remaining white card, and then glue one to the edge of each black circle.

Step 3: Use scissors to cut two sets of eyelashes from the black card, as well as a beak from the orange card. Use a black marker to draw a line through the center of the beak.

Step 4: Glue the eyelashes to the eyes. Then, stick the eyes and the beak onto the wrapped gift.

Step 5: Wrap the ribbon into a bow, and then glue to the top of the gift.

The Bunny Bag

You will need:
Pink gift bag
Scissors
Assorted colored card, in white, black, and pink
Glue
Large hole punch
Tissue paper

Step 1: Use scissors to cut a rectangle shape from white card about 1in (2.5cm) narrower than the width of the bag. Round off the edges, and then cut an arc shape into one of the long sides. Use glue to stick the shape to the pink bag. This is the face.

Step 2: Use a large hole punch to create a pair of black and white circles for eyes. Use scissors to trim the black circles, and then use glue to stick them onto the white circles, making sure the edges meet. Cut six 1/4in (6mm) circles from the remaining white card, and then glue one to the edge of each black circle.

Step 3: Use scissors to cut four whiskers, a set of eyelashes, and shapes for the mouth from the black card. Make a nose by cutting a small triangle shape from the pink card, and then round off the edges.

Step 4: Use glue to stick the eyelashes to the back of the eyes, and then stick the eyes, nose, mouth, and whiskers to the face.

Step 5: Place your gift inside the bag and stuff tissue paper on top!

Top tip: Create your own recycled ribbons by cutting old magazine or catalog pages into strips.

We’d love to see your creations, so be sure to share the your recycled ideas on our Facebook page.

We have even more ideas for the happiest of holidays from a DIY LEGO DUPLO advent calendar, a no-snow snowman to the LEGO DUPLO gift guide.