My kiddo and I were looking for something crafty to do last week so I looked up Easter Crafts on Pinterest. I came across “Easter Egg Potato Stamping” by Crafty Morning. We gave it a shot and it was super easy and fun. The cutting of the stamp is definitely for the adult to do but the stamping part is really fun for kids. We took all the stamped pieces of paper and turned them into an Easter Egg Garland so we could have a little Easter decor for the house. It was a really fun afternoon project for the little missy and I, plus I thought it turned out pretty cute!
1. Cut a Russet potato in half
2. Using a sharp knive, (affiliate) slice your design into the potato about 1/8″ thick (straight lines are easiest and it helps to cut into the side to help pry the potato pieces up)
3. Pour paint onto a paper plate or solid surface
4. Dip potato stamp into the paint
5. Stamp away!
My kiddo had so much fun pressing the potato stamp into the paper and making little egg shapes. They just started talking about Easter at preschool this last week so it went along well with what she is already learning.
This girl seriously loves paint. It makes my heart smile since that was my favorite activity as a kid. She gets really focused and really enjoys herself whenever there is paint involved in a project.
We made 2 potato stamps since there were 2 halves to use. We used one with the pink paint and the other design with the purple paint. She picked out the colors. Making the garland is super easy too!
Easter Egg Garland
1. Cut out dried Easter Egg Stamped paper around the edges of each egg
2. Line up all the eggs in alternating colors and place upside down
3. Cut a piece of twine or ribbon to the size of the desired garland and set on top of the eggs
4. Place a piece of tape on to the twine attaching each egg one at a time
Once the garland is ready, it is time to hang it up. We tried a couple locations in our house but I think it looks pretty good in the living room and helps bring a little Easter vibe to our photo display.
What do you think? I hope you try this super fun craft with your kiddos and display your garland for everyone to see. Post your images here if you’d like. I’d love to see them!
Happy Easter and Happy Crafting! – Bri