Painted Gift Wrap
makes beautiful gift wrap! Just choose the right colors for the right
season. Red & green for Christmas, pastel for spring or Easter. The
possibilities are endless!
- acrylic or
tempera paints- we used what we had here.
- Cheap paintbrush - about 1/2' wide. The 5 yr old used a toothbrush
- Small containers to put paint in. Egg cartons, clean yogurt
- Paper to paint. We have used the brown Kraft paper, newsprint (free
from the newspaper), or butcher paper.
- You will need to
have plenty of paper towels on hand for cleaning up. Spread lots of
newspaper down and wear old clothes. Also have water for cleaning
- Pour a small
amount of paint into your container. Add a little water to thin it
down some. Stir it well. Do this for as many colors as you want to
- Cut pieces of
paper whatever size you want. Dip your brush into the paint Hold the
brush above the paper and tap the brush with your other hand sharply
so the paint spatters onto the paper. Little ones using a paint brush
can flick their thumb across the brush. Continue this with ONE color
until you have as much on as you like.
You can add more color layers but make
sure your first layer is completely dry !
You can also
sponge paint your paper for another neat affect!