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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Potato Stamped T-Shirts

When I was a kid I remember making stamps out of potatoes and I have been wanting to make them with the girls. Instead of buying them matching 4th of July shirts this year I had them make their own. I found white t-shirts at Target for less than $4 each and bought one large potato. This is a super fun and easy craft that can be used for any season, just change the colors or shape of the stamps.

Supplies needed:

Large potato
Paints (I used poster paint because I already had it)
Cookie cutter(s) in the shape(s) of your choice
Small knife
Paper plate(s) for paints
T-shirt(s)
Cardboard (place inside of t-shirt before stamping, prevents the paint from bleeding through)

To make the potato stamp cut your potato in half.



Next, take your cookie cutter and press into the center of the potato-half until the cookie cutter is flush with the potato.



Take your knife and carefully cut the outside of the potato away to reveal the cookie cutter. Then slowly pull of the cookie cutter.




The completed potato stamps.



Put some of the paint on a paper plate and press the potato stamp into the paint, just like you would with a "regular" stamp and ink pad. Be sure to stamp the excess paint onto the paper plate before stamping on the t-shirt.

The last step, step back and let the kiddos have fun! It was hard to watch the girls and not butt-in but they had fun and did awesome without my help. Their t-shirts were uniquely theirs. I love the flag Grace created!










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3 comments:

Adrianne said...

Ah! So smart! I was trying to figure out a disposable stamp and came up with foam, which works fine, except that it requires a trip to the store and money to be spent. But potatoes, I have!!

Thanks for sharing at SmileMonsters - this was just in time!!

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Russell Family said...

What a great idea!! The shirts turned out so cute!

Martin John said...

get hold of the perfect quality Potato Chips cutter for you, it is important for you to know how to use it in the best way so that you do not feel any problem