DIY: Painted Dot Wrapping Paper

I've been wanting to do this for a while, it's really fun and a very inexpensive way of making some cute
wrapping paper. Did you know that you can get rolls of unprinted newspaper?
 ( I happen to have an inside scoop seeing as I'm a photographer at our local newspaper). 
My kids do all sorts of projects on them and our newspaper sells
them to anyone for $2 for an end roll of newsprint, we get over 100ft of newsprint per roll 
(and it's free for employees like me!). 

You'll probably need to make a phone call to your local paper and see if they have the paper rolls available.

what you will need:
egg cartons
newspaper rolls
paint (we used tempra)
sponge brushes

total cost $0
(I had all the supplies already)

Simply roll out the paper on a long table or outside on the pavement, coat the bottoms of the egg cartons with paint and using the egg cartons as stamp make even rows of polka dots in various colors until the paper is full. Let dry then roll back up on the paper tube the newsprint came on and use or store for the next occasion.

We didn't have time today with moving and all, but I'd love to try making this with the left over paint from our Painting with Bubbles post.


  1. I love it. I'm defo doing that with my children over the holidays:) Thanks for the idea:)

  2. This is so much fun. Great idea. Great pictures. Great site. Just started following.

  3. That's an awesome idea! Pinning it immediately. (Also I LOVE the pic where it's reflected in your daughter's sunglasses.

  4. Love this - newspaper "extras" (preschool teacher term..) are great I've used them for so many things

  5. How cute! This looks like so much fun and it looks so cute too! c

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  7. How fun! I've never used egg cartons as stampers. Great idea! Thank you for sharing at our
    Pinteresting Party.


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