So, on a whim I thought a spot of potato stamping could be a fun projects to keep us all amused and also be the start of our Christmas Crafting! I decided this stamping could have a dual purpose, and we could use this artwork as wrapping paper for our Christmas gifts....
This is how it was done...
What you'll need!
At least 2 spuds
large roll of craft paper (I got mine from officeworks last year)
1. First work out what shapes you will like. We settled on a tree, star, rectangle and bell. Cut each potato in half length wise and with your smaller knife start to indent your design and then cut it out.
3. Get the children decked out in their art smocks (mums - you should put one on too - this can get messy) - and have a damp cloth to wipe stray paint or wipe the spuds before dipping into the next colour.
4. Give them their spud stamps and let them dip and stamp all over the paper in a random fashion.
I think the tip is to use a paint brush to apply the paint on, so you avoid that splodgy affect - however, with my two, dipping was half the fun. I did convince them at the end to have a go at this method and we made some cards - which will be great for family, friends and teachers!