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Homemade Sponge Stamping

by Claire Winlow (follow)
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Making your own wrapping paper for presents will ensure your gift looks extra special and personalised. My son was really excited to create his 'biggest painting ever' and then to use it to wrap Christmas presents for his Granny and Granddad.



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You can buy sponges for printing in many craft shops but it's cheap and easy to make your own.

A thick firm kitchen sponge means it's easy for little hands to pick up and stamp with.

You could also try rolling your sponges with to create your own DIY wrapping paper with this idea from writer diana.

Time: 15 minutes
Age: Under 5's
Level: Easy

Materials
Thick firm kitchen sponge
Plain paper (we used a roll of cheap brown paper)
Paint
Scissors
Marker pen
Paper plate

Method
Draw a simple pattern on the kitchen sponge. Anything too complicated will get blurred when you start the stamping so something straightforward will be the easiest to do. My son chose a star but a Christmas tree or outline of a snowman would also be easy and for Valentine's Day you could try a heart.



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Cut out the sponge and keep the scraps for later.
Roll out your paper. Cheap brown paper can be transformed when you personalise it.



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Squirt some paint on a paper plate or other flat surface and spread it out.
Dip the sponge in the paint and then stamp onto the paper.



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We also used a small scrap of leftover sponge to create some smaller patterns in between the stars.



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Leave to dry and then your wrapping paper is ready to use.
Some ribbon and a homemade gift tag add the finishing touches.



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Categories
#Easy
#Under 5s
#Stamping
#Printing
#Christmas
#Wrapping Paper
#Star
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Recycle your cupboard clinders from foil etc adhere small cut out sponges Get kids to have another Arty effect by rolling them into the paint and then decorate the paper . Lee /CreativeLee
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