A quick and fun way to make your own wrapping paper with the kids


  • 4 marbles
  • small amount paint in different colours
  • unlimited paper (I find A4 computer paper works well)
  • 1 baking dish or similar to fit the paper


  1. Put a piece of paper in a baking dish
  2. Add a blob of a few different colours of paint
  3. Put 4 (or more) marbles in and get the kids to move the baking dish around causing the marbles to leave colourful trails in the paint.


We use white and coloured A4 paper as it fits in our baking dish. You could use any size dish, container or even a lid off a box with paper to fit. It's a good activity to do outside because if the marbles escape they can leave trails on the floor!

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  • Kymichelle
    • 13 Nov 2014
      6:00 pm

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  • This is a great fun activity and family love that its made by the LO’s. We have also used their artwotk which comes home from daycare


  • My kids were fascinated doing this


  • Great to use on presents for the fsmily, especially ban and pops pressies


  • This is a good wrapping paper


  • We had so much fun making this is green and red for Christmas this year


  • I remember making this when I was a kid, oh the fun memories.


  • You could do this with lots of things, have the kids dip leaves or flowers into paint and stamp out some designs too!


  • We use artwork made at playgroup to wrap presents :) looks great.


  • I like doing these sorts of craft as the kids then get to give away their artwork (we have so many!)


  • The kids would feel so proud of their artwork being used to wrap parcels. Thanks.


  • Sure is a fun wrapping paper, it looks awesome !


  • Fun project. Thanks for sharing


  • My kids used to love to do this when they were smaller.


  • I remember trying this as a child and using the finished products to cover school books. I love the unique patterns and colour combinations. Thanks for reminding us all about this project. Fantastic!


  • What a great idea to make gifts personal and have fun with the kids at the same time.


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