Updated: Apr 4
Are you getting excited about Easter? My kids sure are. We've been decorating and making Easter crafts. Today we made Easter Egg stamps out of potatoes and Easter Bunny stamps out of a paper towel roll.
These stamps are great for practicing on construction paper or for making Easter cards to send to loved ones, which is what we'll do. The stamps are easy to make and you probably have these items at home already.
Supplies you'll need for the Easter Egg potato stamp:
At least one potato
A sharp knife to cut the potato
A paper towel to dry the potato
Kraft paint in various spring colors
A plate to put the paint on
Construction paper or blank cards
How to make the potato Easter Egg stamp:
You'll likely want to do the first part yourself, unless your child is old enough and able to use a sharp knife themselves. Potatoes are slippery as well so be careful. Start by cutting a potato in half. Then blot dry with the paper towel. Next cut the shape you want into each flat half of the potato. I made one with stripes and one with circles. Then blot the potatoes again or your paint will run with the moisture.
Now you're ready to paint. Place some paint on paper plates and let the kids dip the potatoes into the paint or use a paint brush to paint them. The paint washes off the potatoes so it's quick and easy to change the color.
If you're ready for more stamping fun, try the Easter Bunny stamp next.
All you'll need for this is:
A paper towel cut into 3rds or 3 toilet paper rolls
Hot glue or a staple gun/staples
How to make the Easter Bunny stamp:
It's quick and easy to make the Easter Bunny stamp so you can do this while the kids are stamping with the eggs or do it ahead of time.
Cut your paper towel roll into 3 equal pieces if you haven't done so already. If you chose to use 3 toilet paper rolls go ahead to the next step.
Now you want to combine 2 of the rolls/sections together. First squish the rolls to a somewhat pointy form so that they look like ears. Leave the third one round for its head.
All you need to do now is attach the ears to each other and then attach them to the circle piece that will be the head. I made two bunnies to see if there was a difference in the two methods. There wasn't. You can either simply staple the ears together and then staple them to the head or you can hot glue them. Again, both ways worked just the same. Make sure however that all three pieces are even on one side so that your stamp will make contact completely when pressed against the paper.
That's it. It's that simple to make Easter Egg stamps out of potatoes and and Easter Bunny stamps out of toilet paper rolls or paper towel rolls.
Did you try either stamp? How did it go? Share in the comments below.