I always think it's nice for children to make their own wrapping paper and cards when going to a birthday party. This potato print wrapping paper is fun and easy to make. I buy a big roll of plain paper from IKEA and cut off the length I need, but you could use any large sheet of paper.
A personal touch to a present
Time: 15 minutes
Age: Any age
Several potatoes (one potato makes 2 shapes)
Low cost materials
Cut the potato in half
Carve your desired shape into the half potato
Ready for the messy part
Either apply paint to the potato shape by brush or just dip the potato into paint on a dish. As the potato can slide on the paper, it's best not to have too much paint on your potato shape
Apply paint by brush...
....or simply dip the potato straight into the paint
Press the shape carefully onto the paper
Be careful not to slide the potato on the paper
Repeat with different shapes and colours
Let the paint dry and your wrapping paper is ready to use