Easy Easter Project: Potato Stamp Easter Egg

Easter is this weekend and it will look a lot different than what we’re used to due to COVID-19.  Because of the self-isolating and social distancing, the usual Easter treats, gifts and activities will be put on hold.  However, we can still celebrate Easter with some easy craft ideas, and it’s amazing how innovative we can get with some common household items.  Take for instance the easy potato stamp Easter egg.  Here’s what you need for this craft:

  • Potato
  • Knife
  • Acrylic craft paint
  • Paint brush or Q-tip
  • Paper

Get an adult to do all the cutting with the knife.  Cut a potato in half.  Dab off any excess moisture.  Cut a line into the potato and another line next to it.  The second cut should be on an angle, so you can remove the strip of potato.

Continue cutting and removing the extra pieces until you are left with something like the first image above.

Using a paint brush or even a Q-tip, put some random dots of paint on the potato.  The more colours, the better.  We only used 4 colours.

You may end up with a lot of paint on the potato, so you can try to stamp it on your paper and see if you like that effect.  We stamped the potato first onto a piece of paper towel and then stamped it again on the paper.

Get super creative.  If you have any glitter and glue at home, add some finishing touches to your Easter egg.  Make sure the paint is dry first.

Have fun and Happy Easter!