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Butterfly Potato Stamps

Butterfly Potato Stamp Prints - painting arts & crafts for kids and preschoolers for the spring and summer

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.

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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 and antennae.

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You can even add a background with paint or crayons or markers around your butterflies.

Butterfly Potato Stamp Prints - painting arts & crafts for kids and preschoolers for the spring and summer

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Christmas Ornament Potato Stamps

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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.

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Dip your potato into paint.

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Stamp until the potato does not stamp anymore & dip again.

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With a paintbrush add the ornament tops.

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Make as many different designs as you like and stamp in different colors.

Christmas Ornament Potato Stamps - Holiday crafts for kids