DIY Christmas Wrapping Paper

Instead of buying a roll of wrapping paper, grab your kids and make some adorable custom hand-stamped wrapping paper. Using only potatoes and paint, this old-school craft continues to be a great way to get children involved in the season of giving.

Materials Needed

  • White potatoes
  • Metal cookie cutter(s)
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paintbrush
  • Colored, white and brown Kraft paper

Create the Potato Stamp

  1. Using a sharp knife, cut a large white potato in half, lengthwise.
  2. Press a metal cookie cutter firmly into one of the potato halves.
  3. Using a knife, cut around the cookie cutter at about 1/2" depth, so the potato portion inside the cookie cutter will protrude 1/2" to create the stamp.
  4. Remove the cut slice of potato around the cookie cutter and then remove the cookie cutter from the potato. Now you have your completed stamp. 
Christmas Potato Stamp

Create the Design

  1. Pick a color and use your paintbrush to paint the raised design on the potato. 
  2. Firmly and evenly press the stamp onto the paper and lift it straight up so the design doesn't smear.
  3. Repeat the painting and stamping process to cover a large enough area of paper to wrap a present.
  4. Allow the paper to completely dry before using it to wrap presents. 
Potato Wrapping Paper

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