Harris has been really excited this year about wrapping gifts. He has even made colorful wrapping paper! In one of our craft books is a "recipe" for making bubble-print wrapping paper. The process was fun and the gift is certainly wrapped uniquely (perfect for a grandparent!).
A Recipe for bubble-print gift wrap
In a shallow bowl mix together 1/2 cup water, 1-2 tablespoons red paint*, and 1/2 tablespoon dishwashing liquid.
Put a straw in the mixture and gently blow to make bubbles. Blow until the mixture almost rises over the edge of the bowl.
Put a piece of paper over the bubbles and hold until several bubbles have popped. Move the paper and continue to blow and pop bubbles until most of the paper is covered.
Let the paper dry.
Repeat the whole thing with green bubbles, let dry and wrap!
*In the picture of the materials used I show children's washable paint. This is what we originally tried to use but found that the color didn't show up in the bubbles. We ended up using regular craft paint. I also changed to a shallower bowl than shown.