Easter Egg Potato Stamping is a classic kids’ activity and the perfect way to use up potatoes that are past their prime!
Use your potato stamps to make cute cards, bunting banners, or even DIY fabric napkins.
Be sure to grab our free printable at the bottom of this post to let kids design their own Easter prints!
Potato stamping is a fun activity for kids anytime, but the oval shape the potato makes when cut in half is perfect for Easter eggs.
When I’ve spoken to other parents or daycare providers about this classic Easter activity I’ve noticed that nearly all of them use one of two methods:
- the teacher/parent designs and cuts out the potato
- the kids draw a design on the potato with marker – which gets the marker really nasty and doesn’t really work very well
I wanted to create a simple solution so that kids could design their own Potato Stamps safely and without getting a whole bunch of potato starch on their markers.
By providing some simple egg-shaped templates for the children to draw their own unique designs on, parents can confidently sculpt stamps out of potato that the kids are going to love.
TIP: If stamping on fabric, be sure to use fabric paint that won’t flake off.
Easter Egg Potato Stamping Supplies
- Free Easter Egg Design Template (below)
- Potatoes (we used old ones that were headed for the garbage)
- Knife and toothpicks (for the parent/teacher)
- Muffin tin (to hold paints)
- Paint brushes
Tip: Clay working tools also work well to carve the potato. I’ve also been told that microwaving potatoes for 30 seconds helps soften them, however, I didn’t notice much difference.
Let the kids design their perfect Easter Egg designs using the free printable template.
Cut a potato in half, and using a sharp knife and toothpicks, replicate the design as best you can onto the “cut” end of the potato.
Add paint into a muffin pan for the perfect paint dipping experience for younger kids – or let kids use a paintbrush to exercise more control over what areas of the stamp receive paint or to create multi-colored designs.
Press the potato stamp down evenly on cardstock and lift straight up to reveal your design.
(Note that adding too much paint to the stamp will result in the design not being clear, so show children how to carefully remove excess paint before stamping.)
Let your designs dry before making into cards.
Pin this Easter Egg Potato Stamping kids craft on Pinterest:
Grab your free printable to let kids design their own potato stamps:
This Easter Egg Stamping method is quick and easy to set-up and clean-up, making it the perfect rainy Spring activity to get your kids excited about Easter.
You might also love these fun Spring recipes: Easter Chick Cupcakes and Deviled Egg Chicks!