How To: Make your own Potato Stamp

After a friend inspired me by doing this with her own kids we decided to give it a try today.

Gather yourself a few tools (I did the actual making of the stamp without my kids … safety first? You wouldn’t think so because later on in the day I gouged my finger with the same knife.)

Potato Stampin!

You’ll Need

Potatoes (we used 2), washed and dried
Knife
Cookie cutter for shape
Or amazing skills with a knife

Potato Stampin!

Then you’ll cut the potato in half (I’m off centered because I was thinking I could only get one stamp out of each potato), shove your cookie cutter down and remove it from the potato flesh then cut the excess away.

Potato Stampin!

Rinse, Repeat.

Potato Stampin!

Out of the other potato I made a heart and a “leaf” which can loosely be interpreted as a wonky triangle.

Potato Stampin!

From there – you create!

Potato Stampin!

Potato Stampin!

Potato Stampin!

What other fun uses do you have for food? I think this is a great way to make your own stationary for kids – imagine the Valentines that could come out of this šŸ™‚ Or May Day cards.

For other crafts to do with your kids check these out:
How to make a wall clock
DIY your own pumpkin vase for less than $5
Make a mustache!
Make an art hanger on the cheap

2 thoughts on “How To: Make your own Potato Stamp

  1. Hi, I am Aimee from over at HomeSpun-Threads and I am getting together some creative/crafty bloggers (that I have loved from afar) for the month of May. The plan is that every day in May a different guest share something totally creative for kids to do during the summer. Summer time is approaching quickly and many of us parents are biting our nails trying to figure out what fun things we can do with our kids this summer. I thought the this tutorial was adorable! Iā€™d absolutely love it if you would be interested in joining me, even if you want to share a post you have done previously. Please let me know as soon as possible. Thanks so much for your consideration.
    Graciously,
    Aimee

  2. Aimee,

    Thanks so much for thinking of me. I’d love to participate – I’ll need a little more information though. Email me at jodi {at} jodimichelle {dot} com.

    thanks!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *