As we are approaching Holy week, I wanted to do activities with Little J around the Easter theme. While we reserve dying eggs for Good Friday, it doesn’t stop us from doing other forms of Easter egg painting! Enter Easter Egg POTATO Stamping!
This fun activity was soooo easy to put together. I was admittedly a little intimidated by the potato. What I mean is, I had no idea how I was going to form the design without it taking me a whole afternoon. The logisitics behind it was daunting.
But, I pulled up my big girl pants and went at it. It seriously took me 3 minutes to do and it was SO MUCH EASIER than anticipated!
Here’s how you can do it too and if your kids are into art, this can last for at least 20 minutes – just enough time to setup supper!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Potato of any size
- Pairing knife
- Thick paper
- Paper plate or whatever item you usually use to contain the paint
- Plastic table cloth
- A fork (optional)
- Cookie cutters (optional)
Cut the potato in half and cut out simple patterns. You could even use cookie cutters for this. I did the squiggly line using a tiny heart cookie cutter. The shape just pulls right off! It doesn’t have to be perfect, as long as you get an indent in your potato.
Place the paint in your plate. Try to keep the colours as close together as possible so that it covers the whole potato once it’s dunked in. If your kiddo doesn’t like to get his hands dirty, poke a fork into the potato and let them have fun!
- Setup your paper on a piece of wood if you can, I find that it contains the mess a little more and keeps the paper flat.
- Use some sticky tack to keep the paper in place. It’ll be easier for your toddler to paint that way!