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DIY Rolling Pin Wrapping Paper

24th Dec 2014

Make your Christmas presents extra special by making your own wrapping paper. You and your kids will have loads of fun rolling your homemade stamp into paint and then rolling it over your chosen paper. Mix and match different colours to personalise the wrapping paper with everyone’s favourite colours or to match it with your Christmas decorations.

What you will need:

  1. Rolling pin
  2. Glass or plastic panel the same length as your rolling pin
  3. Paint brush
  4. Rubber bands
  5. Bubble wrap
  6. Foam shapes
  7. Glue
  8. Brown or white paper
  9. Various colours of paint

Instructions:

Stripped paper

  1. Wrap some rubber bands around your rolling pin.
  2. Lay out your paper on a flat surface.
  3. Using your paint brush spread an even layer of paint on your glass or plastic panel.
  4. Place your rolling pin at the start of your panel and lightly roll it in the paint ensuring the whole pin is covered in paint.
  5. Lift it off the panel and roll it onto the paper for the whole length.
  6. Place the paper in the sun to dry.

Spotted paper

  1. Wrap your rolling pin in an even layer of bubble wrap and hold it in place by wrapping rubber bands around the bubble wrap and handles of the rolling pin.
  2. Using your paint brush spread an even layer of paint on your glass or plastic panel.
  3. Place your rolling pin at the start of your panel and lightly roll it in the paint ensuring the whole pin is covered in paint.
  4. Lift it off the panel and roll it onto the paper for the whole length.
  5. Place the paper in the sun to dry.

Shapes paper

  1. Glue some shapes to your rolling pin ensuring they are positioned to make a nice pattern on the paper. Allow the glue to dry.
  2. Using your paint brush spread an even layer of paint on your glass or plastic panel.
  3. Place your rolling pin at the start of your panel and lightly roll it in the paint ensuring the whole pin is covered in paint.
  4. Lift it off the panel and roll it onto the paper for the whole length.
  5. Place the paper in the sun to dry.paper fotor
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