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Handmade Gift Wrap

This is a great craft for summer time. 
You can get all of your kids involved and have lots of fun!
We make these several times a year and store them for when we need gift wrap.


  • Large sheets of craft paper, blank newspaper, movers wrapping paper or butcher paper.  

  • Craft paints

  • Sponges

  • Paper Plates

  • Scissors

You can usually buy large sheets or rolls of paper at your local craft store.  Moving companies have a beige or brown paper in sheets that they use to wrap dishes and boxes with. I love using these sheets of paper. They are just the right size. 

Cut the sponges into different shapes... balloons, stars, hearts, etc.

Pour some of the craft paints onto different paper plates.

Dip the sponges into the paints and then "sponge" the paper. Be creative.

I love letting the kids dip their hands into the paints. Then, they can put hand-prints all over the paper. It looks really good!

Now, carefully take the sheets of wrapping paper out to the 

garage or outside. They need to lay flat to dry.

Once they have dried well, roll the sheets up and put them in a cardboard tube (such as a paper towel roll). Save them until you need some wrapping paper.

Believe me, people will love the gift wrap so much, they won't want to open the gifts! 




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