Kid Painted Gift Wrap

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Kid Painted Gift Wrap

Kids love to make their own presents for others and create their own kid painted gift wrap.  Hand painted gift bags are really fun to make and fabulous for wrapping too. It is like a two in one bonus project!  You can use pretty much any bags but my favorite are kraft colored lunch bags that come in packs of 25 or 50 at the grocery store because they are super inexpensive. The cost of this project makes it a fabulous one to do with a group of kids either in a classroom or a club.

You will need the following supplies.

Start by painting stripes with red paint on the bags and tags. 

Add green, light green and red stripes going in different direction to create a plaid.

Use your finger to paint snowmen and reindeer.  Once the paint is dry, you can add details with brushes and other colors of paint.

When the paint is completely dry, use a Smooth Hue marker to add details.

Put gifts in the bags.  Use a hole puncher to put a hole in the top of the bag then tie the tags through the holes with ribbon.  Ta Da!

Kid Painted Gift Tags

The paints are great for making gift tags to match the wrap too.  This is my favorite one. Also, I love that is matches the wrap.

Why Painting with Kids is a Good Idea

Painting with kids is so much more than a craft project or simple activity. It is a way for kids (of all ages really) do many very important things.  Here are some fabulous reasons to get kids painting.

  1. It helps them convey ideas and share.
  2. Painting gives kids an opportunity to express emotions — even ones that might be hiding deep inside.
  3. It uses several senses to paint and through that kids make connections.
  4. Exploring color, the process and the outcomes teaches cause and effect.
  5. When kids made handmade masterpieces, it boosts confidence.

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Preparation Steps for Painting with Kids

One of the biggest factors in creating successful paint crafts with kids lies in the prep. Here are four things you can do to prepare for a great time crafting.

  1. Expect a little mess. Prep your area knowing that paint can spill, drip and splatter. Cover your work are with kraft paper before starting.
  2. Provide aprons for the kids. If you don’t want to but them, they can wear old adult sized shirts as aprons.
  3. Have paper towels nearby and ready if needed.
  4. Know the dry time of the project before starting.  If there are several steps, there might be a dry time involved. Have a puzzle or activity on hand to do during that in between time. You can grab free ones here on the blog.

Other Kid Painted Christmas Ideas

Additionally, Wood Slice Ornaments are super easy and fun to make with paint sticks from ooly.  Get the details here on the blog.

YAY for Creating with Kids!
Laura

 

 

 

 

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