Yesterday at Brownies we tried out “Special Design”, the activity on page 49 of the Brownie Adventure.
You’re supposed to use it as wrapping paper to give a gift, which is why it’s in the “Community” section. We found that unless you were happy with your gift being slightly damp and painty, it wasn’t a great plan!
We had a lot of fun, and I even took the opportunity to tidy the paint box and throw out some of the junk that had accumulated.
Things to remember when doing this again:
- Big thick string. Not thin string.
- Thick card.
- Glue that works.
- If you use your stamp in the traditional stampy way you end up with a splodge, because they get paint on the backing cardboard. Instead, use a paintbrush to load up the string directly. Also that means you can use multiple colours on one stamp, which is pretty.
Not a quick five minute activity, but well worth doing.