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Easter Potato Stamps
Materials
  • 2 or 3 washed potatoes
  • Sharp knife
  • Cutting board
  • Coloured card or paper
  • Coloured acrylic paint
  • Paint brush
  • Sharp pencil
Step 1

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.

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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. 

Step 4

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. 

Step 5

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. 

Step 6

Now you have some beautiful, homemade stamped pieces of paper ready for making cards or wrapping Easter presents with. 

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