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Potato Print Wrapping Paper

by Jane (follow)
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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.



potato print homemade wrapping paper
A personal touch to a present


Time: 15 minutes
Age: Any age
Level: Medium

Materials
Plain paper
Several potatoes (one potato makes 2 shapes)
Paint



potato print homemade wrapping paper
Low cost materials


Method
Cut the potato in half



potato print homemade wrapping paper


Carve your desired shape into the half potato



potato print homemade wrapping paper



potato print homemade wrapping paper
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



potato print homemade wrapping paper
Apply paint by brush...



potato print homemade wrapping paper
....or simply dip the potato straight into the paint


Press the shape carefully onto the paper



potato print homemade wrapping 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



potato print homemade wrapping paper
Ready to wrap


Categories
#Potato
#Paint
#Wrapping paper
#Any Age
#Medium
#under 5s
#5 to 10s
#Over 10s
#Mother's Day
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Great idea and a nice introduction to paint for my 14 moth old
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