Heart Potato Stamping

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I have wanted to try the classic potato stamping with the kids for some time now.  I swear my want to try list never gets any shorter, lol.  Maybe I am not alone in that.  Things finally worked out for us to give potato stamping a try.  With Valentine’s day coming up I thought it would be fun to make Heart Shaped Potato Stampers for the kids.
Heart Potato Stamping by FSPDT

Heart Potato Stamping

 
Heart Potato Stamping by FSPDT

How I made the stamp:

I cut the the potato in half.  Then traced a heart with the end of a paint brush (it was handy)  then I traced that with the knife.  Last I cut the edges of  the potato back and peeled away from the heart shape.  Sorry I do not have photos for each step but cutting and taking pictures at the same time is not my talent. 

Heart Potato Stamping by FSPDT

Our set up:

White paper

Potato stampers

paper plates with red and purple paint

Heart Potato Stamping by FSPDT

What we did:

I set the kids up with the stampers, paint and paper.  Easy peasy. The boys ( 2.5 yr and 5 yr) could not wait to get started with the heart shaped potato stampers.

Heart Potato Stamping by FSPDT
One of the stampers worked better at making a heart shape than the other.  For our first time trying this it was not bad.  And the important part was the kids enjoyed themselves.
Heart Potato Stamping by FSPDT

This was a fun and exciting sensory art project for the kids.  Any painting is really a sensory experience in itself but, by adding in the potato heart stamper it was an extra sight and touch element for them to explore. 

Heart Potato Stamping by FSPDT


My oldest had so much fun making hearts and did not make a mess during this art project.  My toddler well, he was another story.  He had so much fun making hearts to start and then just went to classic finger painting.  I do not blame him, finger paint is fun!  He then proceeded to painting his hands with the potato.  It was a fun process to watch as his little mind was working.  I love his creativity as he painted.  In the end he went straight to the tub for easy clean up.  I could have gotten him clean enough with wipes but a bath was soon in his future anyways.  

Heart Potato Stamping

We left our prints to dry overnight.  Now we have fun and new, to us, heart potato stamped picture to hang up to decorate for the up coming holiday.

Heart Potato Stamping by FSPDT
If you and the kids have not marked potato stamping off your to try list maybe you to can try this fun heart shaped stamped art work.
 

Another Fun Take on Potato Printing can be found on Blog Me Mom

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