Star fruit wrap

Make an instant stamp from this seasonal five-pointed fruit
Sheila Schmitz

Turn plain paper into fancy wrapping with a tropical star fruit and an ink pad. Simply cut the end off the fruit for an instant five-pointed stamp.

Experiment with cross sections from both ends for variety. Blot any juice from the cut end, then tap it onto your ink pad to cover the star's entire surface. Press it onto your paper, rolling gently to transfer ink from all five points. (Practice a few times on a scrap.) If you like, stamp on a few polka dots with the end of a pencil eraser. Dry flat.

Use your stamp to embellish plain tissue, craft paper, newsprint, or brown parcel paper.