With holidays and birthdays year round, it seems there’s never enough wrapping paper around the house. This year we decided to find a fun and frugal way to solve this problem. Homemade wrapping paper. Yesterday you saw our Snowmen wrapping paper, today we are painting Reindeers. Plus, this wrapping paper is made using sponge brushes- perfect for kids who hate getting their hands “dirty”. They are ADORABLE, fun and really economical. Here is our –
Sponge Painted Reindeer Wrapping Paper
Materials Needed to make your very own Reindeer Wrapping Paper:
- Circular Sponge Brushes or Sponge pouncers as they are called
- Green, Brown and Red Paint
- Brown paper or white paper [ or this ]
- Black Marker or sharpie
- Red mini pompoms
- PVA Glue or Elmers All-purpose Glue
- Scissors, Tape & ribbons to wrap
To make –
Dip your sponge pouncers in the green paint and dab at random spots on your brown paper.
Using a marker, draw the eyes & antlers.
Now stick on a red pom pom for Rudolph’s nose using PVA glue.
Repeat for every sponge dab. We drew some reindeers in green and a few in red, all with red noses. You don’t even need to follow a particular direction. They can all face different directions.
That’s it. Now use that paper to wrap your present. One problem we faced was that the pompoms kept falling off on the lower side. So a tip would be to wrap first and then stamp the reindeers. Also, stick the pompoms only on the top.
Instead of pompoms you can use a do-a- dot marker for its nose, or use your thumbprint for the nose, or just use another sponge brush to dab a red dot.
Lil P wanted brown reindeers because that’s how they are in nature(ignore the red nose)!! so we made some brown reindeers the same way, just used brown paint instead of red or green. And this time we painted on white A4 sheets instead of brown paper.
Add a ribbon, and use our printable holiday tags to have all your Christmas gifts packed and ready.
Every month we have a challenge with our super creative group. If you’re new here check out #kidcraftstars on Instagram to see what we’ve been up to and our past challenges. This months challenge was to create a painting using sponges. Check out all our crafts for this month.
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Christmas Wreath Painting | I Heart Arts N Crafts
Sponge Painted Christmas Sock Craft | Easy Peasy and Fun
Mini Painted Sponge Christmas Trees | Pink Stripey Socks
Sponge Painted Reindeer Craft for Kids | I Heart Crafty Things
Sponge Painted Reindeer Wrapping Paper | Artsy Craftsy Mom