Wrapping Paper

Jake doing potato printing

Make your own brightly coloured wrapping paper, great for wrapping up presents for friends and family.

45 minutes This should take about 45 mins

You will need:

  • Potatoes
  • Plain wallpaper
  • Assorted paints and paintbrush

Remember to ask a Grown-up for help.

What to do:

Step 1

Tweenies standing around a table

Cut a potato in half then cut a shape onto the flat side of the potato. Shapes could include the following: a christmas tree, moon, star, berries and holly.

Step 2

Potatoes with shapes cut into them

Dip the shape carefully into the coloured paint you wish to print with.

Step 3

Potatoes being dipped in paint

You could also paint a shape of your choice onto the potato with a brush.

Step 4

Jake pressing a potato onto the wallpaper

Press the potato gently onto the paper then remove. Do this lots of times with different shapes and different coloured paint. Now you have your very own colourful wrapping paper to wrap up presents for your friends and family on their birthday or for Christmas!

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Make your own brightly coloured wrapping paper, great for wrapping up presents for friends and family.

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