Printing Our Own Wrapping Paper

Sunday, December 19, 2010

With a little time, spare potatoes and poster paint we are well on the way to our very own wrapping paper production line.

To print your own wrapping paper, with the help of small hands, you will need the following:

1 Roll of plain wrapping paper
Poster paints
Sharp knife
Newspaper to cover everything
Aprons to cover the little ones

Step 1 - Carve your potato. This is a job for the adults. Cut the potato in half and draw lightly on the cut surface with a pen. Carve around the shape. Remember simple is good. The Santa hats you can see above did not turn out nearly as well as the crescent moons.

Step 2: Get your little one stamping. I started by inking up the potatoes myself before handing them over to stamp. Press carefully as the stamps can get a little slippery when the paint and potato mix.

Step 3 - Leave to dry.

There you have it. A quick, achievable way to involve the children in the gifts that every one is getting.

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  1. This is a fantastic idea. I haven't done this for a while. Thanks for reminding us!!


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