Who says potatoes are just for cooking?! Potatoes are awesome to make into stamps for painting for kids, or adults, of any age! We love using them to make an Ornament Potato Painting! These are similar to the Apple Pumpkin Paintings we made!
The great thing about these is that you can virtually make any design you can think of! You can make stripes and spots, and that’s not even mentioning the colors! We had tons of fun making these, and I’m sure we will do it several more times again before the holidays get here.
This would be a great way to decorate your own wrapping paper or gift bags, or even a great way to make your own Christmas cards!
HOW TO USE A POTATO TO MAKE AN ORNAMENT
Cardstock or Construction Paper
To make your Ornament Potato Painting, you will need to start by cutting your potatoes in half right down the middle. Using your sharp knife, cut out the designs you want to make. Remember that whatever pieces you cut out are going to be left white on the paper. To make polka dots on our ornament I used a resuable plastic straw and just popped some holes out of the potato. It worked great!
Use your paintbrush to paint the stripes and spots different colors. Be liberal with your paint use because the potato will absorb some of it. Press the potato firmly and carefully against the cardstock and then carefully lift the potato off the paper. Make all your designs on your paper and then let the paint dry.
Once the paint has dried, use a permanent marker to draw on the ornament hook at the top of your Ornament Potato Painting. It’s recommended to use cardstock or construction paper since the paint can make normal paper wrinkle up as it dries.
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