Stamped Greeting Cards
Kids love to play with stamps. This card-making craft will have them excited to create fun shapes out of ordinary spuds.
Step 1: Slice Half
Step 2: Make an Impression
Step 3: Create the Shape
Step 4: Ready for Paint
Step 5: Colorful Spuds
Step 6: Stamp and Go
Step 7: Add Some Sparkle
Step 8: Sealed With a Stamp
Slice in Half
Gather cookie cutters that are small enough to make an impression in a potato. If you don’t have any, you can use a small knife to cut the shapes. Cut the potato in half.
Make an Impression
Push the cookie cutter into one half of the potato. Do not remove the cutter.
Create the Shape
Use a paring knife to cut into the potato so that the tip of the knife hits the cookie cutter. Cut around the potato, removing the layer surrounding the cutter. This will create the raised shape of the stamp.
Ready for Paint
Cut as many shapes as you like — the potatoes will last quite a while.
After the potatoes are cut, spread the paint onto the potato using a foam paintbrush or by dipping the potato directly in the paint.
Stamp and Go
Once the potato is covered in paint, stamp it onto the card stock or a blank sheet of paper
Add Some Sparkle
To add an element of sparkle, sprinkle glitter of a similar shade onto the wet paint. Wait a few minutes before shaking off the loose glitter.
Sealed With a Stamp
The finished product is a fun, sparkly greeting card fit for any occasion.