Guest Post | How To Make Hand-Printed Wrapping Paper With Your Kids

Hi Made By Joel readers! I can’t tell you how excited I am to be here. My name is Phoebe and I’m a printmaking artist over at elSage Designs. Like Joel my boys and I like to create things. It’s pretty rad when the things we create can become useful beyond the project itself, like wrapping paper for birthdays and the holidays. We’ve used potatoes and sweet potatoes to stamp our own wrapping paper.

Making your own wrapping paper is eco friendly, budget friendly and kid friendly. This video tutorial (below) shows you how with easy to follow steps. I hope you enjoy this project!

Thanks for the amazing tutorial Phoebe!

Also, Phoebe’s elSage Etsy Shop is definitely worth checking out!

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  1. We roll a length of paper out in the hallway (ours has no carpet) – or on the path outside and put paint on the childrens feet and let them walk up and down the length of the paper, changing colours and having a lot of fun. just be prepared before hand with towels and wet cloths for a quick clean up after. My mum has keep a sample of each one we have sent as a record of the children growing up. (we also get the end rolls from the local printers which still have quite a bit of paper still on them making it even cheaper)

  2. Great ideas! I am excited to try the feet prints at some point. The end rolls sound like they’d be right up my alley too (right now I’m using butcher paper that was in the throw away pile at my dad’s school because it’s water damaged on one end).

    A huge thank you to Joel, I really enjoyed posting here. Thanks so much for having me.

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