Potato stamping is a great art activity for people of all ages, even at my age I still find it fun (or is that just me?!). In any case, most kids will enjoy this activity. This time around we’ve turned the stamped art into simple Easter chicks with sharpie markers.
You will need:
• A potato or two (ours were on the way out anyway)
• Kids acrylic paint
• White paper
• A kitchen sponge and a plastic container large enough to put it in (the rectangular takeaway ones are perfect)
• Sharpie markers
To begin with create a DIY stamp pad by mixing 1/4 cup acrylic kids paint with a small amount of water. Tip it over the sponge inside the plastic container. The sponge needs to be wet but not dripping wet before you tip the paint mix over it. Squeeze the colour into the sponge with your hands so it’s completely covered like in our picture – kids would probably enjoy doing that step! Cut some potatoes in half to use as stamps and then you’re good to go.
Stamp away! Cut one half piece of potato in half again to get the shape for the wings. You need to let it dry completely before the next step.
Draw little chicken eyes, a beak and feet on each stamp. You can use this art idea to create pictures, cards and wrapping paper. So very easy!