Brown paper bags
water color/non-toxic paints (I used red, yellow, green and white)
a few old sponges
plates to put paint on
a little bit of water
*optional- a dash of cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice to the paint. This adds a little holiday scent to the paper.
Cut paper bags down the side. Cut along the bottom to make one large piece of brown paper.
Make sure sponge is dry (easier to cut it this way). Cut to desired shape (I made stars and a circle). Rehydrate sponge but squeeze excess water out. In a bowl or plate put a squirt of paint and a few drops of water. Dab your sponge stamp in the paint and print where you want on the brown paper bag.
I made a few different patterns: