Bubble Painted Wrapping Paper

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By Kid’s Crafts Contributor Stephanie, from the blog A Geek In Glasses.

We made so many gifts this year that we thought homemade wrapping paper would be a nice addition to the gifts. This technique is fun and can be done in the house as long as you cover the table with newspaper.  We used holiday colors, but any color can be used.

Supplies:

Watercolor Paint in Tubes

Drawing Paper Roll

Bubbles

Start by covering the work surface with newspapers. Then cut long pieces of white craft paper, ours were between 5 and 6 feet long.  Next mix a squirt of watercolor paint into a small dish of Bubbles, the more paint you add the darker the spots will be. Mix the paint well, then dip the bubble wand into the paint mix and blow the bubbles onto the craft paper. We found that using one color at a time worked best. The paint was able to dry on the paper so the colors didn’t mix and make a brown color. We also wanted to keep the bubble wand in one color so we did not cross contaminate the dishes of bubble paint.

Once the paper is dry, roll it up and save it for wrapping. This could be a gift on its own, paired with some matching note cards or gift tags.

This project was fun to do with the kids because who doesn’t love to blow bubbles! Plus, the paint is water based, so clean up is easy with soap and water.

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