As Baker Ross brand ambassadors a couple of weeks ago we received our Christmas craft box stuffed to the brim with interesting looking craft kits. Naturally Monkey got very excited and wanted to try them out straight away. We decided to start with the foam stamps and the pre mixed paint which they had sent us.

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I thought that we could used some coloured and brown paper to make our very own Christmas wrapping paper. The stamps would also look great on Christmas cards, tags, calendars or festive pictures.Making Christmas Wrapping Paper

We decided to paint on the floor so I put down an old value shower curtain which I use to protect the floor. In order to make the paint accessible I squeezed each colour onto a paper plate. Their ready mixed paint is good quality and reasonably thick in comparison to some other brands we have tried. Each bottle is 600ml so you also get a good amount. We had two packets of foam stamps which varied in size but were about 8cm long and 1.5cm think. This makes them the perfect size for small hands as they are not too fiddly.

Making Christmas Wrapping  Making Christmas Wrapping

I also liked the fact that the pattern was about 5mm thick so they made a good impression and didn’t squash down when pressure is applied. We have tried some lesser quality stamps in the past with varying results. Monkey couldn’t wait to get stuck in choosing to start with the snowflakes and white paint.

Making Christmas Wrapping Paper  Making Christmas Wrapping Paper

Making Christmas Wrapping PaperHe quickly progressed to some of the other shapes, although he wasn’t keen on using more than one colour with a stamp and often overloaded the paint. So I fetched a couple of paint brushes and showed him how less paint sometimes worked better. It wasn’t long before he was trying the same, painting onto the stamps first before putting them to paper. Which is great as it will be helping develop further his fine motor skills. I was surprised by how long he was happy to paint for, in all we decorated for just under an hour. At coming up to three and a half I was expecting that his interest would only last max 20 minutes or so.

Making Christmas Wrapping Paper  Making Christmas Wrapping Paper

The stamps cleaned up easily in the sink and the paint didn’t stain them. Overall we were very impressed with the paints and stamps. I can see these coming out a lot before the big day. The paints retail at £7.99 for a pack of six and can be found here, the 10 snowflake stamps are £3.99 here and the 10 Christmas ones also £3.99 here.

What craft activities will you be doing with your little ones on the run up to Christmas?

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We were sent the paints and foam stamps for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own. 

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19 Comments

  1. This looks like it was a really super fun activity making your own wrapping paper. I am not really good with crafts but am sure my sister in law

  2. Katie (Growing Up KaterTot) Reply

    Very nice stamps! The ones I have aren’t toddler-friendly, and things got messy FAST when we tried them. I love that these are chunky and easy to grab. Almost an hour of child entertainmen, plus some adorable personalized wrapping paper for friends and family?! I’ll gladly take it!! xx 🙂

  3. This looks like a lot of fun I love the stamps and that they are easy to use. Great entertainment for the children too

  4. You Baby Me Mummy (@YouBabyMeMummy) Reply

    This is so much fun, we did reindeers on brown paper last year and it looked great x

  5. adventureswithmonster Reply

    this is brilliant! would like to do it and might just give it a try this year, Baker Ross are excellent quality we’ve just discovered them 🙂 x

  6. Rebecca ClearlyBex Bodkin Reply

    That looks like so much fun and makes for such personalised gifts!

  7. What a fun way to get kids involved in the wrapping process. Thanks for sharing at #made4kids!

  8. Michelle Murray Reply

    I love making wrapping paper and have done it several times over the years. Its so personal and the grandparents love it

  9. Coombe Mill Reply

    Nothing like making your own, they are always more special wrapped like this especially for grandparents. #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

  10. Sara Handy Herbs Reply

    Well done Monkey! Lovely activity and great to use for wrapping special Christmas gifts 🙂 Thanks for sharing #TiddlerApprovedTuesday

  11. I love this, we love making gifts etc for Christmas so much nicer than buying. Thanks for sharing on #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

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