We love giving gifts and every year we make our own homemade gift wrap. We often use kraft paper or the big rolls of paper that you can get from Ikea. However this time we decided to use a large roll of black paper we had and that our homemade gift wrap would be gold stars and trees potato printed on to it.
I am a big fan of potato printing for any age group. As my boys are older, they can now make the potato stamps themselves.
How to make homemade potato print gift wrap
What you need:
- A roll of drawing paper
- A potato
- Metal cookie cutters in a festive design – we used a stars and trees in two sizes
- paper plate
What you do:
Cut a potato into half and then use the cookie cutter to cut a star shape. My boys to this by placing the cookie cutter on the counter and pushing the potato over it before turning it over and removing the cookie cutter. If your children are younger then this is something you can do yourself. The boys made two sizes of star and trees.
Unroll the paper and cut into whatever lengths you like.
We like to use a paper plate for our paint. If you are using more than one colour then it helps to have a potato and plate for each colour.
Dip the potato and print!
We used gold poster paint on matt black paper and it looks amazing. But the beauty of printing your own is you can use any colour you want. Potato printing even makes new paper look beautiful.