Wednesday, February 18, 2009

How to make a super easy potato stamp

Well these past few weeks have been a little uncertain so I didn't get Valentines out this year but we did start some crafts. Lilo didn't have the attention span to finish everything - I guess with Mom and Dad home.

But we did do some potato stamping and I figured out a super easy way to make stamps.
Cut the end off a potato and then I used a cookie cutter for the shape. Put the cookie cutter on a cutting board, sharp side up. And then push the potato into the cutter - all the way. Then take a knife and cut around the cookie cutter 3/8" down - just run the knife around the cookie cutter and then the ring just popped off. Then you can pull the cookie cutter off and you have a perfect shape.
Lilo had a blast stamping. I was going to make something cool with them afterwards but nothing happened. That's ok the process was fun and Lilo learnt that white and red make pink.

As Lilo was stamping, I made some flowers for my table. Lilo helped paint them. I think they turned out pretty.
Check out this site for direction - She used floral wire, I instead used 2 pipecleaners, 1 was too droopy otherwise. I also added some leaves since it needed more colour - I only had white pipecleaners, green would have looked good.
I made with my nephews some of these flowers out of different coloured tissue paper and it turned out really pretty too.

Hope everyone had a good Valentines. And a note about my Valentine's game - it was a big hit, even with my 5 and 9 year old nephews.


barbarasthoughtoftheday said...

I can't wait to try your super easy potato stamp. Genius!

Martin John said...

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