- 2 or 3 washed potatoes
- Sharp knife
- Cutting board
- Coloured card or paper
- Coloured acrylic paint
- Paint brush
- Sharp pencil
Using the sharp knife, cut each potato in half. If it’s an extra large potato, you could cut it twice through the middle to make 3 stamp bases from the one potato.
On any of the oval (egg shaped) potato bases, get your kids to draw a variety of lines across the oval shape to make it look like an Easter egg. Make sure your pencil is sharp and extra pointy. Draw over the lines a few times to make sure the pattern is deep enough to make a stamp impression.
You can also use the pencil to draw the outline of a rabbit head, a carrot, or a hatching egg. Again press in deeply with the pencil, then go over the outline gently with the knife. Next, cut into the edge of the potato by a few mms. Cut all around the stamp shape to leave it as a raised up shape.
Your stamps are now ready! So that you don’t have big blobs of paint stuck in your patterned lines, it’s easier to use a paint brush to apply the paint to each shape.
Press down on the paper or card gently, making sure not to let the stamp slide on the card. Pull the stamp off, and repeat the steps again.
Now you have some beautiful, homemade stamped pieces of paper ready for making cards or wrapping Easter presents with.
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