What do you do when you have a bunch of potatoes that have gone green? (Well, you *could* eat them, but I think they taste awful and I’m paranoid about poisoning my children. So instead:) Potato stamping! This variation that we did uses cookie cutters for the shapes. Whee!
1. Cut your potato in half.
2. Stick your cookie cutter deep into the potato
3. Pretend you are trying to cut a 1/4″-1/2″ slice off the cut side of the potato. Since the cookie cutter is still in the potato you will run your knife around the potato hitting the cookie cutter with the tip of the knife. The cookie cutter will protect the center part of the potato, creating the stamp shape. (Yes, I should have taken a picture of this step, hopefully you can figure out what I’m trying to say by looking at the result!)
4. Pull off the slice of potato from around the outside of the cookie cutter.
5. Pull out the cookie cutter.
Now you have a nice cookie cutter shaped potato stamp with a round potato handle on the back good for small hands to hold onto.
We also cut some textures into some of our stamps. The (4yo) girls practiced cutting the potatoes in half, putting the cookie cutters in, and cutting around the outside by themselves, with varying degrees of success, and no injuries!
We love paint!
Yes I haven’t been blogging recently, no particular reason. I have a lot of backed up things to talk about though!