Potato Stamping

Do your kiddos like to make stuff? Mine sure do! They’d probably do it all day every day if I’d let them.

Unfortunately, it seems like I always end up having to clean up a huge mess. No bueno!

So when a friend asked me to guest post an art activity for kids at her blog, I had to dig deep to come up with something easy and non-messy, yet still fun.

I thought all the way back to one of my favorite art activities in kindergarten, potato stamps, and decided that was what I would share.

The potato-stamp version I’m sharing is a bit easier than I remember it being, because my kiddos had the bright idea of using cookie cutters to create our stamps, instead of carving. They’re awesome that way.

You’ll still need to help with the knife work if your kids are very small. My youngest is five, and she did just fine all by herself. But the rest of the activity is simple enough that your kiddos can complete it all by themselves, with minimal supervision from you. Unless you want to get involved — the kids should get all the fun, right?

We had a blast carving potatoes into stamps and making gift wrap. In fact, my kids finished off a huge roll of paper and moved onto making cards. They probably would have finished off a large stack of cardstock, too, except that we had to run to a family party.

At least we have a huge stock of gift wrap now! And it couldn’t be cuter!

My kiddos are so proud of their creations!

You can read all about the rest of this art project over at Sicily’s Heart and Home. You’ll find a supply list, VERY simple instructions, and a list of helpful tips for Potato Stamped Christmas Gift Wrap. Your kiddos will be in heaven!



potato stamp gift wrap


Here are a few of the potato-stamped cards my kids made. They are so proud!

Here is our finished product, potato-stamped gift wrap, in use. Isn’t it cute? My kiddos were thrilled to be able to use gift wrap they had created to wrap a gift for their brother.

potato stamped gift wrap

Have fun ‘putting your own stamp’ on this project and creating something beautiful with your kiddos.

I’d love to see what you create, if you want to share your own potato-stamped projects in the comments below! And don’t forget to share this fun project on Pinterest and Facebook.


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  1. Such a cute idea and fun for the kids! I think most would appreciate a fun, creative, and homemade card this holiday season!

    1. Amy Saunders says:

      It will make the recipients feel special!

  2. I love this idea!! Such a cute and fun way to get creative with your children. 🙂

    1. Amy Saunders says:

      Yes! Potato stamping is so much fun!

  3. This is adorable! I just love the idea of designing your own wrapping paper! Makes the gift more special!

    1. Amy Saunders says:

      I’m sure their grandparents will be thrilled to see it! 🙂

  4. This is such a cute idea. I think my nieces and nephew would love it. They really like making things too!


    1. Amy Saunders says:

      Thanks, Lauren! We had fun potato stamping!

  5. What a fun craft idea for the kids! I’ve never heard of potato stamped gift wrap, but this is something I could see my toddlers and preteen really enjoying. Your kids’ artwork turned out great!

    1. Amy Saunders says:

      Potato stamping is super fun on any surface! We just chose to make gift wrap since Christmas is right around the corner, and I like to make useful things instead of having 5000 pictures all over my fridge and having to find places (aka dispose of) them all!

  6. Haven’t done this since my kids were little. Great idea and reminder to do this with my grandkids.

    1. Amy Saunders says:

      I’m sure they’ll love it! Potato stamping is so much fun!

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