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DIY Potato Stamps

Bonny Babes shares this fun DIY activity, perfect for entertaining children at home. Not only does it keep the little ones amused, it also progresses their physical development by improving fine motor skills and coordination. It also allows children to explore their creativity and express themselves.
Old potatoes are a great item which can be used to create homemade potato stamps. The only other things you really need are paper and paint and your children are ready to get creative and have some fun.
This activity is suitable for toddlers and preschoolers but will require assistance when using the knife to cut the potato.

What You Need:

  • Potatoes
  • Kitchen knife
  • Water based paint
  • Pencil or marker pen
  • Paper
  • Waste paper for practising

How To Do It:

  • Cut the potato in half. Draw the desired shape onto the surface of the potato using a pencil or marker pen.
  • Cut around this shape with a kitchen knife, leaving the design so it is raised on the surface of the potato.
  • Pour some paint into a saucer and dab the potato in the paint, ensuring that the surface is evenly coated.
  • If there is too much paint on the potato stamp it will slip when stamped onto paper. Therefore to remove any excess paint, stamp the potato onto waste or scratch paper a couple of times.
  • Start stamping the potato stamp as required. The potato can be washed after use and used again with another colour.


  • Cutting the potato with a serrated knife will give a textured surface. Use a fork or skewer to make tiny holes in the potato for added design interest.
  • Apply glitter to give an added sparkle to the finished project.

We would love to see any photos of the artwork that your children have created using this potato stamps – share them on our Facebook and Instagram pages!
If you would like more information or to enrol your child at one of our Bonny Babes Childcare Centres, please give us a call on (07) 5519 9722 or email us at – [email protected] – We would love to hear from you!
Project sourced from: The Spruce Crafts