1 long roll Kraft paper or paper bag
1 object to use as stencil*
Determine size of wrapping paper needed. Cut to size. Dip stencil in Tempera paint, then dab onto paper where designs are desired.
* May use half an apple dipped in red paint. For smaller children, stick a fork into the apple so the child has a handle to hold on to. Cut a stem stencil from a potato and dip in green paint to stamp the stem.
Use a tiny toy car. Roll the wheels in paint, then roll the car over the paper to make "fast track" wrapping paper.
To cut a stencil pattern from a potato, draw the design you want on the cut side of potato. Then carefully cut potato away from the edges of the design, so that the design you want is raised.
Another idea is to put a sheet of plain paper into the bottom of a box and put one or more marbles in different colors of paint, then put them in the box and roll them around. This makes beautiful designs.