We are potato-aholics at our house, but we have never done potato stamping yet… so today was the day. Since potatoes are a staple of an Irish home, they are perfect to play with around St. Patrick’s Day.
Materials: Potatoes (we had one big one!), green paint, paper plate, big drawing paper
1. Cut up your potatoes and create some potato stamps. My little guy wanted a triangle and an “obtagon” (octagon), so I attempted those first, and then we just made some other random patterns.
2. Pour some paint on your paper plate, put a bowl of your potato stamps nearby, and lay out your paper.
3. Start stamping! We had a lot of fun describing the shapes that I had cut out… since none of them turned out like I wanted them to.
4. Fill up as many papers as you want… this activity will definitely be a hit for most toddlers.
As mentioned above, we spent our time during this activity talking about the shapes that we made or the shapes that we could see when we used the stamps. I thought one stamp looked like a V, but then my son turned it upside down and was excited that he had an A. One stamp looked like a shoe print, and one was like a weird octagon/circle. It was fun to make observations and talk about the different things we noticed. We also talked a lot about my son’s green tummy that was covered with paint!