For the Wrapper: Potato Stamp Wrapping Paper.
Make a holiday stamping kit with spuds from your own pantry.
What you’ll need:
- 1 large baking potato (Or sweet potato, which holds less water and seem to work better.)
- Sharp knife
- Pencil or toothpick to create dotted outline
- Acrylic paint
- Shallow bowl or plate to hold paint
- Brown or white butcher paper
- Wash and dry the potato, then cut lengthwise.
- Sketch a Christmas tree onto one of the potato halves with a pencil or toothpick.
- Carefully cut away the potato from around your tree outline. Design should stand up at least 1 to 1/12/ inch.
- Pour a small amount of paint (perhaps 1/8 inch in depth) into a shallow bowl or plate.
- Spread paper out on a flat surface, press potato firmly into paint and begin stamping your design.
- To add wreaths (circles) use the other half of the potato. Carve out a circle and follow same procedure. Using another color is nice, too!
Once you’ve done the cutting (careful, now!) children would love doing the stamping and seeing plain paper transform into a festive forest of Christmas trees.
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