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I have a confession to make! I am obsessed with gift wrapping!!! Like it is right there on my holiday favorite activities list next to watching Elf & eating holiday snacks 24/7! Why I love spending so much time (and money!) on something that will be ripped to shreds seconds after giving the gift is beyond me, but it brings a smile to my face so I guess that's good enough reason to continue feeding into my gift wrapping obsession. The world needs more smiles, even if they come from something as silly as gift wrapping!
Back about 3 years ago my daughter was in the Early Intervention Program for speech. Her therapist at the time was all about the holiday crafts and brought dot paints over one day to dot paint holiday pictures. Being a newbie mom with only one kiddo, I had never heard of dot paints before, but after seeing how much my daughter loved them, I went to Michaels and bought her a set of paints. These paints were her favorite thing to do for the longest time. She would spend hours with these things!!!!
Since my daughter was legit dot painting her days away, I got the cleaver idea (ok maybe Pinterest did) of buying rolls of white wrapping paper for her to dot away on. I would just roll the paper across my dinning room table & she was set to paint her little heart out!!! When she was done, all I had to do was toss the paper and I would once again have a clean table.
My daughters speech therapist came by one morning for a session and saw the rolls of wrapping paper laying out and told me I had the most brilliant idea of having my daughter make her own custom wrapping paper for people! Totally not my intention whatsoever, but it was that moment it clicked that I should be saving those rolls of paper and using them as actual wrapping paper instead of just tossing them when my daughter was done with them. Who wouldn't want a gift wrapped in toddler creativity?!? Plus it was a fabulous way to incorporate my daughter into my gift wrapping obsession!!!
Over the years we have moved on to dotting other things besides wrapping paper! We now dot gift bags, gift boxes!!! Anything we can get our hands on that does with wrapping!!
The only setback to this totally awesome activity is the mess!!!! My daughter is a pretty neat and clean kiddo! Things like dirt & spilling messy things are activities she has no interest in! Thank god!!! But regardless of how neat your child attempts to be, paint still gets everywhere. That's when our handy dandy WaterWipes that we ordered from Walmart.com come into play.
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WaterWipes are both durable and effective without containing any of the potentially harmful chemicals that may be found in other baby wipes!!! WaterWipes proves a safer, natural option for your little one. Perfect for cleaning up that dot paint mess!
Want to try WaterWipes yourself?!?! Head over to Walmart.com and check the hype out for yourself. Or you can just enter the giveaway below and keep your fingers crossed you win so you can use a few bucks from that gift card to buy a pack when online shopping for other goodies ;-)
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CourtneyLynne is former model turned mommy & wifey! When not blogging all things foodie, fashion, travel, mom life & straight up fabulousness to the masses, she can be found chasing her toddler around in 6in stilettos & laughing at her own jokes her glass of wine told her to tell.