Making Personalised Wrapping Paper

DIY Project For Kids

How to Make Personalised Wrapping Paper

Once your kid hits school age, or once they start attending an early education centre, their social lives skyrocket. There are birthday parties more often than you can keep up with, and so, most parents just keep a stack of age appropriate gifts hidden away for times of emergency. While that is a great idea, it is also important to involve the children in the gift-giving tradition of making someone feel special.


With that in mind, we bring you a great DIY activity that you can get your whole family involved in: making wrapping paper. Your little ones will recognise their work the next time they attend a birthday party, and their present will surely stand out from the pile.


All you really need is a blank roll of paper, and some crayons, paint, or stamps, then you are ready to let the creative juices flow. Below is one of our favourite ideas, and it will produce such great results you might even want to consider saving some of it and framing it as a piece of family art fun.


What you’ll need:


  • A roll of white paper
  • Empty coffee cans, jam jars, and/or other sturdy containers
  • Bubble wrap
  • Watercolours
  • Paint brushes
  • Duct tape


How to do it:

  1. Start by covering your dining table with a plastic sheet, so the kids can get comfortable and messy without damaging the furniture.
  2. Then cut the bubble wrap and fold it over the container you are using. Use the duct tape to secure it in place.
  3. Lay a large piece of paper on the table, and set the watercolours and brushes away from the paper, so that no spills damage the artwork.
  4. Now the fun begins: lightly paint over the bubble wrap (you want to paint the bubbles, but not the creases in between the bubbles), and stamp them onto the paper.
  5. You can repeat the process as shown in the images below, or you can get creative and overlap stamps with different colours.
Making prints with bubble wrap stamper Putting paint on bubble wrap stamper

You can also try different textures and shapes by using different materials you already have at home. The idea is to encourage the kids to get creative, and to have fun and make something as a family.


At The Brook Childcare, we encourage families to stimulate and encourage their children’s creativity and development in fun ways at home, as a way of continuing what we do here every day. For more information on our learning programs, click here.


Here’s another fun DIY project for Kids: How To Make Play Dough

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Idea and images sourced from The Art Bar Blog.


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