Ahhh, summer. The sun is shining, the days are long, and the new school year is weeks away… and your kids are dying of boredom.
Save them with this fun craft courtesy of Family Fun. They say it’s great for Christmas gifts—we say it’s great for everything! Pears are almost always in season, and with this do-it-yourself wrapping paper, you can enjoy them even when they’re not. (Which will be soon, so get busy!)
Pick up some Anjou pears at your local grocery store—their egg-shape outline is quintessentially pear. And when winter does roll around, you can use little Seckel pears or long-necked Bosc to give your wrappings variety.
Kids can use the rainbow of pear colors for inspiration, too. They can re-create the brilliant red of a Starkrimson, paint the pretty blush of Comice pears, or use metallic colors for a twist on the russeted Bosc.
And just think, when summer ends, grocery stores everywhere will be filled with fresh USA Pears—something worth waiting for!