This has been an amazing few days. There is still snow in my front yard despite the fact that we have had two warm days in a row, but I don’t even mind. It is almost gone & the nice weather is here. It felt great to get outside. Sunday we spent the day at the park with Mai’s best little boy friends & yesterday we hit our local drive in for hamburgers & ice cream. Mai was so happy to get her ice cream cone. Her face said it all. She savored every last messy bite.
She didn’t want to go home. I bribed her with the promise of a project when we got home. “Can we make an ice cream project?” Sure can. It was getting late so I wanted something quick & easy before we needed to wind down for the evening. Luck would have it that I had one sprouting potato left that I was saving to make potato stamps with.
I cut about 1/3 of the potato off of the end. (Be sure to cut the potato straight & smooth so that it lies flat when stamping. This will leave a better pressed shape.)
On the smaller end, I carved out wavy shapes along one side as shown.
I cut the larger end into a triangle holding the potato the long way. Using the edge of the knife, I scraped hash marks across the potato to form a waffle look.
Pour paint onto a flat surface & dip the cone triangular potato into it & press firmly onto a piece of paper to form your cone.
Using the other stamp, press on your ice cream scoops. You may wipe off between stamping scoops to change colors or just dip & let the colors bleed together. Mai was very proud of her ice cream cone. “Look mama, I made lots of scoops.”