Wrap Hanukkah gifts in paper that you make using sponge-painting techniques.
What You'll Need:
Acrylic paint: blue, yellow, white
3 foam plates
Run the sponge shapes under water, and press out any excess water with paper towels.
Cut the kraft paper to the size you need to wrap a gift. Pour blue paint and yellow paint onto separate foam plates. Dip the Star of David sponge into yellow paint, coating one side. Press the sponge onto the paper. (You will probably have to dip the sponge into the paint a few times to cover the paper with stars.) Let dry.
Now use the dreidel sponge and blue paint to add dreidels to your gift wrap. Let dry.
Pour the white paint onto a foam plate, then load an old toothbrush with the paint.
To spatter-paint the paper, hold the brush over the paper, and run your finger over the bristles. Let dry.
Wrap a Hanukkah gift in the paper, and add a matching ribbon for that extra-special touch. Your present will look almost too pretty to open.
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