10 EasyCrafts for Kids


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Potato-stamp T-shirts
Potato stamp T-shirts are fun to make for budding fashion designers.
Potato stamp T-shirts are fun to make for budding fashion designers.
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Budding fashion designers will be thrilled to create their own T-shirts using nothing more than a potato or two, some cookie cutters and a little paint. Chop a baking potato in half, and then push a cookie cutter through it. Do the same with the other half of the potato and squeeze a few colors of fabric paint onto a sheet of newspaper. Dip the potato shapes into the paint, being careful to wipe or scrape off any excess, and stamp away onto a clean T-shirt!

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