Homemade Wrapping Paper

by: Christine Dvornik
Grab some paint and paper, and round up your kids to make creative packaging for your holiday gifts.
Creating Wrapping Paper Activity for Kids
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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!

Materials needed:
· Tempera paint
·  Newspapers
· Butcher Paper (brown packing paper will also work)
· Sponges cut in star, tree, or other holiday shapes
· Paintbrushes
· 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.