Shop
01363

Painting with potato stamps

 
A tried and tested classic! Potato stamps are lots of fun and cheap and easy to make at home. Toddlers and pre-schoolers will love getting their hands messy and creating some great pieces of art.
A tried and tested classic! Potato stamps are lots of fun and cheap and easy to make at home!

Toddlers and pre-schoolers will love getting their hands messy and creating some great pieces of art.
 

What you’ll need for your potato stamps

  • 3 or 5 potatoes any size (more if you like)
  • Paper towels
  • A pencil and a sharp knife or a selection of sharp-edged cookie cutters
  • A selection of paint colours
  • Saucers, a muffin tray or small mixing containers for the paints
  • Plain paper
 

How to make your potato stamps

1. Cut the potatoes in half, ensuring you have a nice flat surface on each side.

2. Leave the potato skins on (no need to peel!) as it'll make them less slippery and easier to hold.

3. Blot the cut sides of the potatoes with the paper towels to remove any excess moisture.

4. With your pencil, draw a shape onto each potato half and use a sharp knife to cut around it. Or you can use sharp-edged cookie cutters to cut out the shapes.

5. Straightforward circles, triangles, rectangles, stars and cross shapes always work well, but be as creative as you like!

6. Put a thin layer of paint(s) into each saucer or tray.

7. Set up the paper and your little one is ready to start dipping the potatoes into the paint and creating their own works of art!

Check out our other Hot Topics on: Image source: sweetlittlepeanut.com
Enquire

You might also be interested in ...

Marshmallow slime

Marshmallow slime

Kids’ most favourite things all in one. Marshmallows AND slime! Have a go at making this super easy recipe. It's edible too.
How to make magic rainbow milk

How to make magic rainbow milk

Have a go at making your own Magic Rainbow Milk. Kids of all ages will love it! Magic Rainbow Milk is cheap, quick and easy to set up and if you do it outside (highly recommended!), there’s not too much mess to clean up afterwards.

join us

Join us on social media for all our latest news.
facebook twitter pinterest
 

sign up

Sign up and receive our latest newsletters.
First/Last Name
Email
Town/City