Crafts with Kids

Make Superhero Gift Wrap with Your Cricut

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This past Saturday, we were putting the final touches on our Father’s Day present.  We got Daddy a video game, but my daughter loves to make a gift too.  I remembered this cute idea from Pinterest.

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I liked the idea, but I wanted to tweak it a little.

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Our version of the Superhero artwork.

I bought the images from Etsy.  While we were assembling our superhero images, I got the idea to create custom gift wrap with Cricut drawing the images on the paper and my daughter coloring them.

Laying out the Superhero Gift Wrap

As I have mentioned before, when I am looking for images from the Internet to load into Design Space, I always search for coloring pages.  A quick search and I was able to find Captain America, Ironman, and Batman symbols.  I knew I would use my 24″ mat in order to get the longest sheet of paper I could get, so I decided to turn the images sideways to emphasize the length.

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You can turn your images sideways to take advantage of the length of the 24″ mat.

Each image was about 2″ except Batman was a little larger.  If you don’t have a 24″ mat, I highly recommend getting one.  You can pick up two pack on Amazon.

For the paper, I used a roll of brown craft paper I picked up at Michaels for $1.50 a roll.  The first time I tried it,  the mat was too sticky and the paper ripped when I tried to pull it off.  I used a t-shirt to remove some of the stickiness from the mat.  I balled up an old t-shirt and blotted all over the mat to deposit some lint and alleviate the stickiness.

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Printed paper.

I carefully removed the paper by rolling the mat backward onto itself and gently peeling the paper free.  I had to hold the ends down with heavy objects, so my daughter could color it.

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She used fine tip Cricut markers to get in the small areas.

The finished product was just the right size to wrap the video game.

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Custom paper for Father’s Day gift.

The paper was a big hit with Daddy!  Such a cute idea.  I will definitely be making some Christmas themed paper and maybe some Disney Princess Paper for birthdays! The sheets are small but the perfect size for wrapping DVD’s or books.

 

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