Instead of buying a roll of wrapping paper, grab your kids and make some adorable custom hand-stamped wrapping paper. Using only potatoes and paint, this old-school craft continues to be a great way to get children involved in the season of giving.
- White potatoes
- Metal cookie cutter(s)
- Cutting board
- Acrylic paint
- Colored, white and brown Kraft paper
Create the Potato Stamp
- Using a sharp knife, cut a large white potato in half, lengthwise.
- Press a metal cookie cutter firmly into one of the potato halves.
- Using a knife, cut around the cookie cutter at about 1/2" depth, so the potato portion inside the cookie cutter will protrude 1/2" to create the stamp.
- Remove the cut slice of potato around the cookie cutter and then remove the cookie cutter from the potato. Now you have your completed stamp.
Create the Design
- Pick a color and use your paintbrush to paint the raised design on the potato.
- Firmly and evenly press the stamp onto the paper and lift it straight up so the design doesn't smear.
- Repeat the painting and stamping process to cover a large enough area of paper to wrap a present.
- Allow the paper to completely dry before using it to wrap presents.
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