Leave the gift in the box it which it was shipped. Then put a few squirts of finger paint on it, and set your child loose! O had a great time painting Guh-guh's gift :) I planned on wrapping it in newspaper, and then painting it. Then I realized this would be much easier and faster (especially since I couldn't find any tape!). I think I know how we'll wrap all of our Christmas gifts this year! And the best part...its easy to recycle (I hate the waste of wrapping paper).
The finished product! Beautiful!