Homemade Potato Stamps


You’ve certainly heard about the benefits of eating your veggies. Sure, they’ve got health benefits and taste delicious, but they can do even more: potato stamps can be a fun and inexpensive way to create a work of art.  Let your creative juices flow! These homemade stamps can be as simple or as intricate as you like, and are great for all ages.  Press them onto a piece of paper or a t-shirt for an easy and fun homemade art project.


What You Need:

• 2 or 3 potatoes
• Stencil (optional)
• 1 large knife
• 1 paring knife
• Paint (tempera paint washes away easily!)
• Paintbrushes or sponges
• Plate, or paint palette
• Paper, or something to press your stamps onto


What To Do:

  1. Using your large knife, cut raw potatoes in half  
  2. Take the smaller paring knife and carve a design into your potatoes.
  3. You can cut designs free-hand, or use a stencil. Get creative!
  4. Once the design has been carved into the potato, cut away the background about 1/4 inch.
  5. Wipe away any extra moisture on the potato with a paper towel.
  6. Using your paintbrush or sponge, paint a thick coat onto the top of your potato stamp.
  7. Turn your potato stamps into artwork! When pressing the stamp onto paper, be sure to press fimly and evenly.
  8. You can try out your potato stamp design on a t-shirt too! Just be sure to use fabric paint.