Here is another patriotic craft to add to your summer fun list! Simple materials and adaptability to all ages makes it a winner. DIY and frugal, this craft will be a fantastic way for your kids to add their patriotic flair to your summer decor.
Craft time is one of our favorite homeschool activities. My boys and I love to sort through our craft supplies stash and discover new ways to create. We all especially love to get out some paints and different materials to devise an assortment of gifts and home decorations.
I wanted to work on a patriotic craft with the boys for upcoming holidays like Memorial Day, Flag Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day. Also, I just love having red, white, and blue colors throughout our home during the summer months.
Recently, Coach prepared a fabulous feast that included baked potatoes. He bought a large bag with mammoth size potatoes. As he sealed up the bag, I had another “aha” creative moment.
“Potato stamps!” Yes, I yelled it out.
Coach, used to my tendency to burst out with hyper excitement, gave me one of those oh-no-here-we-go-again looks. He calmly asked what I meant by potato stamps. The man had never heard of them! Well, I just had to come up with an idea on how to use potato stamps in a patriotic craft (kill two birds with one stone and all that jazz).
How To Make Star Potato Stamps For Easy Patriotic Craft
Star potato stamps seemed the logical choice. Straight cuts a few times with a knife and voilá!
**I highly recommend that adults create these potato stamps. Plastic knives may be an option (we did not attempt). In either case, I urge you to use extreme caution.
- cutting board
- paper, foam sheet, or other material to stamp on
- tempera paint
- foam or regular paint brush (optional)
- Cut potato into thirds.
- Start to make about 1/2″ deep cuts about 1/3 way into potato.
- Continue going around edge of potato to form star shape. (For bonus creative fun, make your star with as many points as you like!)
- Between two points, gently insert knife about 1/2″ into peel and loosen excess potato.
- Continue step 4 until your star potato stamp is complete!
Dip star potato stamp into paint (or use foam brush to apply pain to stamp).
Press stamp onto paper and watch your patriotic craft come to life!
You may want to consider different materials to stamp on. A few materials that would be fun to work with include burlap, wood, cardboard, and cloth.
I pray that this Easy Star Potato Stamp Patriotic Craft blesses your family and friends!
How will you use these Star Potato Stamps to create patriotic crafts?
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