Butterfly Potato Stamps

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Butterfly Potato Stamps

 

 

On most evenings after we eat supper, my daughter & I head straight for our kitchen island & draw, paint or do a craft. There are days that we just draw pictures together, there are others when she requests a special project & there are times that mommy has ideas of her own. Most of the time, she is willing to try what I throw at her & she commits very intently on the craft or project at hand. Some days however, she wants to do her own thing & mommy is left with a project that she still wants to try.

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Usually my daughter is a fan of stamping. We have used potatoes, apples, marshmallows & other odds and ends to make imprints. We had a bag of old potatoes that I wanted to make use of. I wanted to make butterflies using two chunks of potato. Mai was very busy drawing, so I tried this one on my own. I thought they came out cute, so I wanted to share.

Cut a potato in half & then slice of a little bit from one end so that one end has a straight edge. Do this to both potatoes.

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Cut a small V-shaped piece out of the side opposite of the straight end. Carve a line from the V to the opposite end.IMG_0152

 

Dip both potato pieces into paints of assorted colors.

 

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Stamp the two pieces of potato side by side with the straight edges facing each other.

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Let your stamps dry.

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Draw or paint in the butterfly’s body & antennae.

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Mai did not want to try this craft, but she did like the end result.

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