Friday, November 19, 2010

Wrap it Up With Circle Paper

How special is it to receive homemade wrapping paper from a littlie. Old paintings are great for this! Both my girls were very happy to get birthday presents from their Melbourne cousins which were wrapped up in the most beautiful homemade bubble printing paper. It made my day to see it too - so creative!

We had a present to wrap for a little friend recently so we decided to make our own wrapping paper by using circle objects to print with. It didn't take much to set the activity up. We needed to do find some bottle lids, ribbon spools and other round objects and we were ready to go.

Circle Printing

You will need....

Paint - we used washable acrylic
Paper - we used white easel paper but butchers paper would work well too
Paint tray - take away lids are great for this

Pour paint into the trays and start printing onto the paper with the circle shapes. The effect that comes from the circles is wonderful.

You could extend this activity by...
  • using other shaped objects from around the house
I have a thing for spots and stripey patterns so this activity really appeals to me. Could spotty paper be the thing for the Christmas presents under our tree this year?


jenny said...

Lovely :) I used to save the horde of paintings that came home with my boys from preschool to reuse as wrapping paper.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I love the design and colors.

Wocket said...

what a great idea!

I'm a brissy mum as well (she's almost 2 now). Fancy a meet up some time? love your blog!

Busy Brissy Mum said...

It might be lovely to get together in the new year Wocket. Love your blog. It's nice to find another creative mumma's blog.


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