Thursday, December 13, 2012

Kid-Made Wrapping Paper

LOVE this idea from Splash of Something!  So cute and your kids will have an absolute blast.  My kiddos love to paint anything they can and also enjoy painting themselves so this is perfect for them :)  Also, you can use this idea for birthdays too, instead of turning the fingerprints into Christmas lights, turn them into birthday balloons instead!  Fun Fun!

What you’ll need:• craft paint in a few colors (preferably something washable if you’re working with kiddos)
• an inky black pen or thin black marker
• double-sided tape
• one piece of simple construction paper or cardstock, in a color that matches your paint
• white or brown craft paper
How you do it:Cut the white or brown craft paper into a piece large enough to wrap your package. Find the center of the paper, where it will cover the top of your box. Dip your finger (or your little helper’s finger) into the paint, and begin adding fingerprints in a line across that center portion of the paper. Add different colored prints to suit your fancy.
Once the fingerprints have dried, use the pen to turn the prints into lights. Add a sketchy connectors to the tops of the bulbs, and then connect them together with a loopy line.
Keeping in mind where the lights are positioned, wrap the package. Then finish it off with a matching bow made from the construction paper or cardstock.


1 comment:

  1. This looks wonderful and would be so much fun to be on the receiving end also. Great idea for all.