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Potato Print Wrapping Paper

This arts & crafts lesson plan outlines how to make potato stamps for decorating gift wrap. This is a fun and creative activity to enjoy around any gift-giving season, like Christmas, Kwanzaa, and Hanukkah.
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Star Potato Stamp

Objectives

  • Students use stamps to decorate paper.

Materials

  • A roll of plain white shelf paper
  • Potatoes
  • Cookie cutters
  • Butter knife
  • Different color ink pads (not always water-soluble) or
  • Assorted tempura paints (water-soluble)

Procedures

  1. Cut a potato in half, then have students carve out the design they want (a dreidel, stars, a Christmas tree).
  2. An easy way to do this is to push a cookie cutter all the way in to the potato and cut off the excess with a butter knife. Remember the design will be the raised portion of the cutout.
  3. Stamp potato on ink pad then paper. Or put different color tempura paints onto individual paper-plates.
  4. Kids can either press potato into paint or use a brush to paint the bottoms.
  5. Then stamp onto paper.
Provided by Family Education.