This morning I noticed that we had a couple of sad looking potatoes sitting on our pantry shelf. Whenever we have old potatoes we like to use them for potato stamping crafts. My daughter has a thing for snails lately, so I thought that they would make a cute subject for our morning project.
As usual I cut my potato in half & then cut the skin away from the edges to help the potato lay flatter for when we press it into the paper.
I carved out a swirl into the middle of the potato.
I called Mai into the kitchen & showed her the stamps & showed her how we could make a stamped snail with it. I used the potato to make the stamp for the snail’s body. Mai made a few stamps & then I drew in a head & little tail & added a couple of googly eyes.
I asked Mai if she wanted to make her own.
She stamped a few & said “Silly mama, this is for lollipops.”
She had a brilliant idea indeed.
I trimmed the edges just a touch more to make the potato more round than oval. We both stamped our pieces of paper.
Mai painted in her own lollipop sticks.
I added cake pop sticks that we had from a previous project to mine. I tied small pieces of yarn to form bows for our pops.
The lollipops reminded me of roses, so we squeezed one more craft out of our old potato.
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