Potato stamps, recycled paper, and a little creativity are all your kids need to make their own holiday wrapping paper.
Several small red potatoes
Brown, white, or colored recycled craft paper Nontoxic craft paint
- Using a knife, carve the potatoes into various shapes your child can use as stamps. For a circle stamp, slice one end off a potato to create a flat, circular surface. For a triangle stamp, carve the potato into a shape resembling a prism. For a square stamp, carve the potato into a shape resembling a box. (Create a few of each stamp as the potatoes will wear with each use.)
- Let your child dip the stamps into paint and press the shapes onto craft paper to create different designs. (We stacked three triangles to make a tree, three circles to create a snowman, and a triangle and square to resemble a dreidel.)
- Let dry overnight before wrapping.