Advent | Day 16

Today’s Reading

Luke 1:61-64 ESV

And they said to Elizabeth, “None of your relatives is called by this name.” And they made signs to his father, inquiring what he wanted him to be called. And he asked for a writing tablet and wrote, “His name is John.” And they all wondered. And immediately his mouth was opened, and his tongue loosed, and he spoke, blessing God.

Today’s Activity

Today let’s make Christmas wrapping paper:

  • Take a potato and cut in half.
  • Take a cookie cutter in a pleasing shape and push through the cut side of the potato. Remove any excess potato. This will leave you with a nice, crisp edge to print with.
  • Pat the potato dry with kitchen paper.
  • Put your chosen paint colours out in little dishes onto a newspaper-covered surface.
  • Take large sheets of plain paper; I like to use brown wrapping paper, lining paper is another option, and simply dip the potato shape lightly into the paint (too much will blur the design) and print down randomly on the paper.
  • Repeat until your child is satisfied with their design.
  • Allow to dry.

Enjoy listening to Christmas carols as you get on with wrapping some Christmas gifts together 🙂

See you tomorrow for more advent fun.

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