Make your own kid-friendly wrapping paper this holiday season!


  • brown Kraft paper
  • paint
  • a shallow container (such as a plastic plate)
  • a toy car
  • scissors



      1. Roll out the brown Kraft paper onto a flat surface and cut off a large piece.


      1. Pour some paint into the shallow container and smear it around a bit with your fingers. Add water if it seems too thick.


      1. Roll the wheels of a toy car through the paint.


      1. Run the car wheels, covered in paint, over the brown Kraft paper forming car track patterns.


      1. Set the paper aside to dry.


      1. Once the paper has completely dried wrap your presents!


    Tie a bow onto your presents and you are finished!

Caroline Gravino, a PBS Parents resident crafter, is a designer of creative family projects, tinkering painter and mother of four children. She writes about project ideas for the whole family and how to encourage creativity in kids on the popular blog, Salsa Pie and shares videos on the PBS Parents YouTube Channel. Subscribe HERE.

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