Stamped Paper Wrapping
By: Amanda Formaro
Difficulty: Very Easy
Age: 4 and up
Kids can make their own stamped wrapping paper or gift bags by using cookie cutters, paint, and foam trays.
What you'll need:
- Art paper, construction paper or paper bags
- Acrylic paint in your choice of colors
- Foam vegetable tray
- Cookie cutter
- Paper towel
- Glitter glue (optional)
How to make it:
- First, wash and dry the foam tray. You can always ask your grocer if he/she can give you a new one for free. Trim the sides off the tray so that you have one even flat surface (see image).
- Press the cookie cutter down into the tray. Do not press too hard because you don't want to penetrate the other side (see image).
- Paint the cookie cutter indent that you created on the foam tray. Dab off excess paint with a piece of paper towel (see image).
- Place tray stamp down onto paper and holding firmly in place, gently rub the stamp onto the paper. Lift off revealing your design (see image). Continue as many times as you like and then let paint dry.
- If you like, you can trace the outlines of your designs with glitter glue. Set aside to dry for several hours, overnight is usually best.
- Wrap small gifts with your new wrapping paper!
- This is a fun project just as art, no need to make wrapping paper. Make your design and hang it on the fridge!
- Use round cookie cutters to make ornament designs and even snowmen!
- A set of plastic cookie cutter generally runs under $10 and includes the alphabet, numbers 0-9 and an assortment of shapes, including major holidays