When you were a kid, did you ever do potato stamping?
If not, you missed out! Don’t feel bad though, it’s never too late!
If you did, how about trying it again? This time to help you get those holiday presents beautified.
- 1 Potato (one that is on it’s way out is a great reuse)
- Exacto Knife
- Paint Tray (Styrofoam non-raw meat tray- work great or a plastic lid)
- Paint (fabric paint would be best if painting on cloth as we did)
- Fabric or paper (we used a piece of leftover drop cloth)
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POTATO STAMPING WRAPPING PAPER
Cut potato in half
Draw your desired design on one half of the potato. Another on the other half.
*The more detailed, the more time spent on carving.
Carve out your design with the Exacto knife. You will want to go far enough down to make sure you have just the design when dipping into the paint.
Dip the stamp into the paint AND do a few test stamps on something else to make sure the design is right and you have no edges. This also helps to test the amount of paint you want as well.
Stamp on your drop cloth the desired pattern.
Wait for it to dry and then wrap your present.
*Use any leftover ribbon to really use those #salvageresources.
Note- You can use either fabric or paper, as mentioned above, however we like the fabric idea because it can be reused.
This is a fun craft for any age. We hope you will give it a try and let us know how it turned out. You could even do a Thanksgiving tablecloth or napkins.
What crafts do you fondly remember? We would LOVE to know.
If you love drop cloth as much as we do, here are some other uses:
Drop Cloth Grain Sack Table Runner
I did this one year and just bought a roll of brown kraft paper from a local paper supplier. Easiest and funniest paper I’ve done.
Deborah Sommerlot says
I want a roll of brown kraft paper now!!!
Kirstin Troyer says
I love this idea!
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