Stamp and Stencil Crafts

Potato Printer Stamp

The Potato Printer Stamp
The Potato Printer Stamp

Amaze your kids by turning a pantry staple into a great potato printer stamp! They can use the stamp to transform ordinary paper into decorative gift wrap, book covers, or stationery.

What You'll Need:

  • Newspaper
  • Potato
  • Knife
  • Ballpoint pen
  • Poster paints
  • Clean foam food tray (from fruits or vegetables only)
  • Drawing or brown mailing paper

How to Make a Pattern Printer Stamp:

Step 1: Cover your work surface with newspaper. Clean a potato, and help kids cut it in half.

Step 2: Draw a shape on the cut surface with a pen. Assist kids by cutting away the edges so that the shape stands out.

Step 3: Place some poster paint on a clean foam food tray. Dip the potato shape in the paint, and then press it on a piece of paper.

Step 4: Continue stamping the paper until you've created a pattern you like. Let the paint dry.

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