Russet potatoes (any potato will do but Russet tend to be more oval shaped).
Chopsticks or bamboo skewers
Craft paper for stamping (or card stock)
A potato is the perfect size and shape for this festive and fun craft. Making stamps out of potatoes is a great way to make cards to send to family, table decor and more.
How to create:
Step 1: Cut the potatoes in half lengthwise so that you will have two oval half (egg shape). An adult should do the carving of the potato as the tools are sharp. Use a knife or chopstick to make your defined, decorative patterns on the potatoes.
Step 2: Pour craft paint colours onto a paper plate for ease for your children. Have them paint on the colours of their choice onto the potato.
Step 3: Press the potato paint side down onto the paper and press firmly. Carefully lift up the potato and you will have your stamp. You can get several 'stamps' out of the one application of paint. It is important not to put too much paint on the potato.
This can be used with fabric paint and applied to canvas place mats, aprons, t-shirts and more.
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