A fun family activity for generations now and suitable for a variety of age groups. Use the potato stamp to decorate your own book covers, wrapping paper, birthday cards and more.
How to create and use the potato stamp:
- Cut the potato in half. Draw your desired design (i.e. shape) on the surface of the potato using a pencil or marker pen. Cut around the design with a kitchen knife, so it is raised on the surface of the potato.
- Pour paint into a saucer and dab the potato in the paint, ensuring that the surface is evenly coated.
- If there is too much paint on the potato stamp it will slip when stamped onto paper. Therefore remove any excess paint by stamping the potato onto spare scratch paper a couple of times. Stamp the potato stamp as required until the potato needs dipping in the paint again. Wash the potato after you're done for use again with another color.
- Leave the paper to one side for the paint to dry. Add decorations to the stamped images as required.