Miss R and I recently spent an afternoon working on her Valentines cards. She loves anything to do with paint, so I made this set of potato stamps for her and let her have her way with a trio of red, pink, and purple paint. By the time she was done the stamps had sort of a tie dyed effect that she liked.
Potato stamps are easy to make and easy for little hands to hold. We used one large yellow potato and basic craft paint.
- Pick out one or two smallish cookie cutters and a potato a little wider than the width of your cookie cutters. Cut the potato in half width-wise.
- Push the cookie cutter into the potato half, going about 1/2″ deep. (I put the cookie cutter on the counter and then pressed the potato half onto it so the pressure was even.) Don’t pull the cutter out yet!
- With a paring knife, cut into the potato 1/2″ down from the first cut and carve away the potato flesh around the cookie cutter.
- Once you’ve finished with that, carefully pull (or wiggle) off the cookie cutter. Blot on a paper towel, and then stamp away!