Adventist Youth Honors Answer Book/Arts and Crafts/Gift Wrapping

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Gift Wrapping
General Conference

Arts and Crafts

Skill Level 1
Year of Introduction: 2015

1. List five courtesy rules for giving and receiving gifts


  1. Give a gift that matches the one you are giving the gift to
  2. Don't expect a gift in return
  3. Giving a meaningful gift is better than giving the most expensive gift.
  4. Find out what price range the gifts are supposed to be.
  5. Remember "It is better to give than to receive."


  1. Read the card or note first
  2. Say "thank you"!
  3. Take the time to look at the gift you've received before you open your next gift
  4. Don't say "I've already got one of those" even if you do! Your friend was simply thinking of something you might like.
  5. Be sure to send a thank you card or phone call.

2. Do the following:

a. Collect different types of wrapping paper, at least ten grades, five-by-seven centimeters (2 x 3 inches) in size.

There are many types of wrapping paper.

Food gifts
Waxed paper and cellophane as well as polyethylene, polypropylene, and laminate. Sometimes a foil or kraft paper overwrap will be used after the food preservation layer of wrapping has been applied.
Boxed/non-perishable gifts
There are four weights/types of wrapping paper commonly used:
Kraft paper
This paper comes as a newsprint weight and as a heavier weight that feels a lot like the paper grocery paper bags used in many grocery stores.
aluminum foil is processed in different colors or is embossed or die-cut. Sometimes it is combined at a factory with a Kraft paper to create a dual-layer product
Tissue paper
This is the classic Victorian era wrapping. You can use different layers or color combinations to create stunning wrapped gifts.

A detailed discussion is available at [1]

The teacher can collect sheets/rolls of the ten different types, then cut them into smaller pieces for the Pathfinder participants. The samples can be displayed by gluing them to a poster board, hole punching as a "stack" with a bow on top, or even creatively used to ALL show up on a single wrapped gift or small cardboard box.

b. Choose a suitable gift wrap pattern for wrapping a gift to a child, an adult, a sister, a brother, etc

The pattern is the design or combination of colors/papers used to wrap the gift.

"Suitable gift wrap pattern" means that you think about the type of person you are handing the gift to. Designs for grandmother are likely different than those you would choose for a 10-year old brother!

Designs can be handmade stamps on Kraft paper, a pre-printed or embossed store-bought design, or layers of tissue paper that create new colors and patterns when they are combined.

Teachers - this is a great opportunity to allow participants the creativity of making their own paper designs. Ink pads, themed stamps, and Kraft paper -- think newsprint or grocery bags (white, colored, or brown) can then be used to create repeating designs of color/stamp designs.

c. Demonstrate carefully wrapping a simple rectangular box in paper.

Search "how to wrap gift boxes" on how to sites such as [2]

REMEMBER: Gift bags are NOT wrappings. Thus, wrapping paper of some type should be used for wrapping gifts.

3. Wrap the following types of gifts with ornamental supplement:

a. in the form of a cube

b. in the form of a cylinder

c. multifaceted

d. extraordinary (your option).

4. Know how to make a gift bow (3 types).

These three sites show some possibilities.

5. Correctly and carefully pack a gift. Give the wrapped gift to someone in your family, church, or community.