Around Christmas there’s a lot of crafty things to entertain yourself and your children with. Creating your own wrapping paper using potato stamps is one of them. This is such a fun and creative way of making your gift wrapping more personal.
Making a potato stamp is very easy but I strongly suggest not to let your children help out with the actual carving step. You need a sharp knife for this and a bit of precision. But when the carving is done everyone is free to use the stamp.
You will need:
Pen (for marking out the shape of the stamp)
Piece of white drawing paper
Roll of paper
1. Cut the potato into halves. Draw the shape that you want on a drawing paper and cut it out. Dry the potato with a paper towel. Place the paper shape on the potato and mark it out using a pen.
2. Remove the outside of the shape, carving it out.
3. Paint your shape with paint and a paintbrush. Flip it over and stamp your paper. When you are done stamping the entire paper roll, let it dry, then use it wrapping all your lovely Christmas gifts!