I really do love to re-purpose and not waste things but this might have been a bit much. I made my own wrapping paper out of newspaper. I must admit I had fun but there was the newsprint that gets all over your hands and any thing you touch. Maybe that's why people used the comics years ago.....not newsprint.
I have a little sponge on a stick that made the paint dots. I bought my SIL, Tracy, a space pen and some of these great Field Notes that I heard about from Annie at Knitsofacto and I think he will really like them. Heck, I would like them too. I got him the Country Fair ones for Iowa since that's where he lives with my daughter and grandchildren. It's a very belated birthday gift.
So, after wrapping and packing 2 big boxes full of presents for 3 birthday "boys", I rode off to the post office to mail them and paid $30.00 to ship them! It's a good thing I didn't spend any money on wrapping paper! LOL! I got cards at the Dollar store for .50 a piece and I can't make them for that price. I'm certain they will get there by their birthdays now so I can sleep well. Next year it will be shipping from Amazon and paying for their gift wrapping service. The giraffes didn't make it yet nor did the cookies but they can be sent and appreciated any time. I just wanted to ensure they had something on their birth day. I only wish I could be there to help them celebrate. Now, I have to go get ready for the other 2 birthdays at the end of this month! LOL!