One of the reasons I am much more in the holiday spirit this year is because it is an extra excuse for making crafts, and because of how much Nora enjoys those crafts. We’ve made a few of the traditional art projects
(tissue paper wreath bring back any holiday memories?)
and we’ve been making things to give as gifts, for Nora that means doing lots and lots of painting, which she loves. We aren’t just doing the old standard, brush on paper, we’ve been doing plenty of experimenting too. Mostly, we’ve been trying out various household objects as “stamps” (the cookie cutters worked great), but we also repeated a fun painting project we did in one of our play group classes using bubble wrap.
First, you paint the bubble wrap.
Then you press a piece of paper on top of it.
Slowly peel it up…
And you have a really neat patterned painting.I could see this making really cool wrapping paper.