With a basket full of soft potatoes and some bored children on a rainy day I decided to go a bit old school and make some potato print pictures with them.
I can’t remember any of mine coming home with any potato printed items and I cant recall doing it myself since I was at school.
It’s such an easy craft activity that requires very little equipment or preparation.
We simply cut a few potatoes in half and number three then used her imagination to carve out some great shapes from the potatoes.
She created mainly raised shapes. Squares, triangles, simple lines and a little house. There was also a heart that she dug into the potato thus using the outside of the potato to create the picture instead.
Once the shapes had been made we rolled a large piece of paper across the table and put some blobs of paint onto some paper plates and then left them to get creating.
It quickly turned into hand a finger painting too, but it’s great to give them free reign to produce whatever they like.
Number three and I are going to try some more intricate designs soon and hopefully make some snazzy wrapping paper.
What crafts do you remember from your childhood?
9 thoughts on “Retro Crafts:Potato Printing”
Loved doing this as a child & my kiddies loved it too!
I’ve not done this in years xa
I loved doing this when I was little! It’s always the old school simple crafts that are the best 🙂 I can’t wait to try this with my daughter when she’s old enough! 🙂
I’m sure she will love it!! We are going to try pasta necklaces this week X
Great fun, next rainy day I think I’ll give it ago with Finn. x #kidscorner
So easy to do. I’m sure he will love it x
aww! love that last picture they look chuffed with themselves! great idea we love abit of potato stamping! Thanks for linking up to #kidscorner x
I am so doing this this week!!!! Love that big paper, I need to get some, where did you get it? Thank you for sharing in #KidsCorner x
It was great fun. I buy large rolls in IKEA and then just cut it to size as individual sheets cost a fortune!! A big roll is under £5 and we love going there and having a sneaky breakfast!! X