My daughter found a box of assorted corks the other day. She was so excited when she found them and immediately wanted to know what she could do with them. Her excitement rubbed off on me and I had to find a project for the corks too. These champagne corks were perfect for our pumpkin patch.
With the spring nearing and the weather warming, I thought that a spring craft was in order. When I think of spring, I, of course, think of the flowers, of the rain and I think of butterflies. We are big fans of paint stamping. We have used potatoes, apples, marshmallows and other odds and ends to make prints. We had a bag of old potatoes, so they were going to be perfect for our spring project.
Cut a potato in half and then slice of a little bit from one end so that one end has a straight edge. Do this to both potatoes.
Dip both potato pieces into paints of assorted colors.
Stamp the two pieces of potato side by side with the straight edges facing each other.
Let your stamps dry.
Draw or paint in the butterfly’s body and antennae.
You can even add a background with paint or crayons or markers around your butterflies.
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Sitting in our cupboard in the kitchen is a sack of old potatoes that are growing sprouts. Those potatoes had seen better days and were on their way out. It would be such a shame to have to waste them, so we had to make sure that we put them to good use. In the fall, we made potato Jack-O-Lanterns. With the holidays approaching our potatoes have taken on a new form.
Christmas ornament potato stamps
Cut a potato in half & carve an ornament design into a potato.
Dip your potato into paint.
Stamp until the potato does not stamp anymore & dip again.
With a paintbrush add the ornament tops.
Make as many different designs as you like and stamp in different colors.