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Potato Stamping

Potato stamping is a fun alternative to using paintbrushes. If you have any soft potatoes – this is the perfect activity to do with them! You can carve any shapes you want into the potatoes but using cookie cutters is an easy method to make shapes!

Related: Pumpkin Apple Stamping

Easy Way to Make Potato Stamp

How to Make Potato Stamps

We used these fall cookie cutters.

Make your potato printing art fall themed by using yellow, red and orange paints. You can even use colored ink instead of paint.

How to Make a Potato Stamp - Potato Stamping

Watch the Video Tutorial!

Potato Stamping the Easy Way

Here’s what you’ll need to make your potato stamps:

  • A large potato
  • Cookie cutters – preferably ones like these that we used which have an imprint in them and will create more of a design when you stamp them
  • Paint

How to Make a Potato Stamp 

1. First cut your potato in half.

Then press your cookie cutter into the potato as far as you can. Make sure the imprint portion of the cutter goes into the potato. If it doesn’t, flip the potato over and push down hard over top the potato.

Potato Stamping Leaf Cookie Cutter

2.  Now carefully cut around the edge of the cookie cutter (adults only) to leave a portion of potato sticking out where the cookie cutter was. 

Cut Potato Stamper

3. Peel away this excess portion of the potato.

Peel potato from stamp

4. Now your potato stamps are ready. Look how pretty they look!

Here is the acorn potato stamp we made:

Acorn Potato Stamp

Here is a leaf potato stamp:

Fall Leaf Potato Stamping

5. Add a little bit of paint to your stamp.

Don’t add too much or the features won’t show up.

Paint Potato Stamp

Now have fun potato stamping away! You can make stamped cards, wrapping paper, or just plain print art.

Potato Stamp Painting
Fall Leaf Potato Stamp Art

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4 comments on “Potato Stamping”

  1. hi can you tell me how long the potatoes are nice like this? do they brown overnight? I work at a museum and would love to use this but would need to prepare them the night before

    1. I usually use them right away, they would likely brown overnight. If using a cookie cutter they are pretty easy and quick to cut out though.

  2. Cactus Flower

    I love these crafts for children ,even for myself. I share them with my friends that are in daycare teachers,etc. Thank you for such fun ideas.

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