Homemade Wrapping Paper
Age: Preschool and up
Time: An hour or more
Type of activity: Arts and Crafts
Get your holiday gifts ready for wrapping!
· Tempera paint
· Butcher Paper (brown packing paper will also work)
· Sponges cut in star, tree, or other holiday shapes
· Plastic bowls (for paint)
What to do:
Step One: Lay newspaper over your entire work area in case of spills.
Step Two: Pour each color of paint into its own bowl.
Step Three: Spread butcher paper out on the newspaper.
Step Four: Dip a sponge in paint. Be sure to cover the entire area of the sponge with paint.
Step Five: Stamp the sponge over the paper's surface.
Step Six: Let the paint dry.
Step Seven: If you'll be painting your designs, dip a paintbrush in one or more colors and paint a holiday scene on the paper. You can even paint a personalized message to the recipient on the paper.
Step Eight: Continue to sponge or paint the paper until you are satisfied with the design.
Step Nine: Let the paint dry, then use it to wrap your holiday gifts.
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