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!
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.
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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