Kids can help get in the Irish spirit making these potato stamps.
Using a plain baking potato, a heart-shaped cookie cutter and some green paint, kids can make their own custom shamrock stamp. Use this technique to create artwork, greeting cards or even gift bags for a St. Patrick’s Day party.
- Using a plain baking potato, a heart-shaped cookie cutter andsome green paint, kids can make their own custom shamrock stamp.Begin by choosing a heart-shaped cookie cutter. Once you’ve decidedon the size of your cookie cutter, select a baking potato that isboth long and wide enough to accommodate the whole cookie cutter.Slice the potato in half lengthwise. Press the heart-shaped cookiecutter onto the flesh side of one half of the potato.
- Once you have made the outline, an adult can then use a sharpknife to cut away the potato around the heart shape. The heartshape should protrude from the rest of the potato by about one inchin order to work as a stamp. This method allows your child to holdonto the potato as he stamps.
- Another option is to cut the heart shape entirely out of thepotato. Dip the heart shape into green paint, wiping away anyexcess with a paper towel or sponge. Carefully stamp three heartsin the shape of a shamrock onto your work surface. Use a paintbrushor a thin slice of potato dipped in green paint to make a stem tocomplete the shamrock.
- Heart-shaped cookie cutter
- A baking potato
- Sharp knife (to be used by adults only)
- Green poster or tempura paint
- Paint brush
- Craft paper, muslin bags or other surface for stamping