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Potato Stamp fun!


They're easy, fun, and most importantly - cheap! Grab a spud, a pen and a sharp little knife and you're on your way to some crafy fun. Firstly, give your potato a good wash under the tap and dry it. Then cut it in half and trace whatever shape your stamp is to be. Don't forget to keep it simple! Once you've drawn your shape, you'll need to follow your lines with a knife, which can be a little tricky if it's an intricate shape.

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Try for something easy to start, like a star or heart. The kids won't care too much and easy craft is good craft! Don't cut the shape too small, as bits of potato will easily break off if it gets too thin. Now it's time to get the kids involved. Get them outside where they can make a mess without worry, or, if it's a rainy day, spread the newspaper liberally! Pour some kids paint into a container (ice-cream containers or old-lunch box lids will do nicely), hand the kids your unique stamps, and away they go! They can do lots of different colours on paper to make great pictures, or even make arty wrapping paper for Dad or Mum's birthday coming up. Sure, it can get messy, but that's part of being a kid - put on an old shirt and join in - you might just enjoy stamping too!

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