Spread the love this Valentine’s Day with a potato stamp craft that will keep the kids entertained for hours. Whether your goal is homemade cards, keepsake artwork, or a fun game of tic-tac-toe, the possibilities are endless!
Parents, because the stamps require the use of a knife, that part is up to you. Once the stamps are made, you can let your kid’s creativity guide the way!
- potatoes (we recommend Russet potatoes)
- heart-shaped cookie cutter
- non-toxic paint in a variety of colors
- thick paper (we recommend construction paper or card stock)
- knife (parent-use only!)
Potato Stamps (for parents only)
1. Cut the potato in half.
2. Wedge the cookie cutter into the potato about a 1/4 of an inch deep.
3. Using a sharp knife, carefully cut out the shape of the cookie cutter and remove the excess potato.
4. Repeat for as many stamps as you want.
5. For tic-tac-toe, free-hand draw an X shape with a pencil on the potato and carefully cut out.
Potato Stamp Cards (for kids and parents)
Let your child’s imagination take over as they dream up their own unique card. Looking for ideas? Try making candy hearts (don’t forget the fun sayings!), “heart” air balloons, a bouquet of heart balloons, or a beautifully designed “I Heart You” card.
1. Paint your color choice onto the raised stamp on your potato.
Tip: don’t use too much paint or the edges will get blurred.
2. Carefully press your stamp to the paper.
Potato Stamp Tic-Tac-Toe (for kids and parents)
Let the competition begin with a friendly game of tic-tac-toe! The goal is to get three stamps in a row vertically, horizontally, or diagonally.
1. Using a ruler, draw two horizontal lines and two vertical lines to make 9 even squares.
2. Assign one player to the “X” stamp and one to the “Heart” stamp.
3. Dip your stamp in the paint and press it into your desired square.