Perfect for Spring: Easter Egg Potato Stamps
Easter is right around the corner and we are in full spring activity mode over here at #themeckhouse. Today on my Youtube channel I posted a "Hang out with me" vlog where I showed myself prepping this activity & doing it with the kids. I will attach that video below ⬇️ and you can also see that & other vlogs on the "video" tab at the top of the page. If you're looking for a materials list & in-depth directions, be sure to read this post!
Potatoes (as many as you want. I used 4 & it worked perfectly for the three of us)
Crayola washable paint (recommended if doing with kids) or acrylic
Paper plates (to put paint on)
I had everything in the pantry/art closet already so this activity cost me $0. 👏🏻 For my potatoes, I used ones that were going soft/growing roots. I am super picky about my food so there is no way I would have used those cooking this week. It felt good to get some use out of them instead of just tossing them in the garbage!
Here is what my finished product looked like. The process was SUPER easy. I cut the potatoes in half and then used a knife to carefully cut out designs. As you can see I did stripes, diagonals, dots, and some chevrons. The chevron was the hardest, while the others were a breeze. In total it took me 5-10 minutes to cut all the potatoes.
Once you are done cutting all that is left is to set up the area you want to use for "stamping" Here is a tip- buy a cheap table cloth to use just for art projects. As you can see from this picture, ours is WELL loved. We actually have had it since last Easter! Anytime we do paint, glue, glitter, etc. We get this out to protect our table. It's honestly a win-win-win. Kids get to be messy, I don't have to worry about cleaning it, and the table stays protected!
We quickly discovered that too much paint resulted in little success. I got out the paintbrushes and attempted to paint the potato & then stamp it after. This worked much better & both kids were able to do it too! We spent the remainder of the time being creative & having fun. Sofia is a typical oldest child as you will see in this video, but is so stinky artsy it warms my heart. She actually did 3 total pages of artwork because she loved the activity so much!
Here is the final product from Bubs & Sofia. Sofie's turned out pretty good! I can totally see the eggs scattered on her page. Bubba did the typical Bubba thing and covered his eggs with layers upon layers of paint. He told me after that his eggs were under a "swamp" 😂.
+10/10 recommend this Easter potato stamping activity for you to try out this spring! When it is this easy, fun, & cheap you just can't go wrong. If you do get to try it out, let me know how it goes!
💕💕sending love & momma to momma support,