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The wrapping paper rolls left over from gift paper usually become swords or car tunnels after Christmas has come and gone. This year though, we are saving them for these fancy winter scepters made from reused Christmas decorations!


  • Wrapping Paper Roll
  • Single Hole Punch
  • Scissors
  • Cardstock
  • Gift Wrap Ribbons


Step 1: Use hole punch to create holes along top and bottom edges of wrapping paper roll.

Step 2: Tie ribbon to hole at top of scepter.

Step 3: Wrap ribbon around the scepter and secure by tying to hole at bottom. Repeat for as many ribbons as you wish.

Step 4: Tie additional lengths of ribbon to holes at top of scepter.

Step 5: Cut snowflakes out of cardstock. String through additional lengths of ribbon and secure by tying knot. Repeat for as many snowflakes as you would like on the scepter.

Such a fun (and pretty) way to reuse Christmas materials while encouraging creative play!

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Amy Fuss is the founder and mom behind Start Creative, a company that encourages creativity in children through simple art activities. Start Creative doodle books are made in the USA from 100% recycled paper and are designed to spark creativity. For more fun projects, follow along with Start Creative on Instagram at @startcreativestudio or visit the Start Creative blog.


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Agnes Hsu is a mom of three and has been inspiring parents and kids to get creative with easy activities and family friendly recipes for over 10 years. She shares her love for creative play and kids food to her 2MM+ followers online. Agnes' commitment to playful learning and kindness has not only raised funds for charity but also earned features in prestigious nationwide publications.