We have taken a little break from our Rhyme Time series, but today we are back with a simple potato stamp art to go along with Twinkle Twinkle Little Star nursery rhyme. Hope you will enjoy this and other ideas linked on the bottom of this post!
Potato stamping is one of our favorite art activities because it’s simple to prepare and all you need is a potato, paint and paper. We use a variety of cookie cutters from our playdough kit to create different stamps each time.
Preparing this activity is pretty simple – cut the potato in half and press cookie cutter in one-half, then use the knife to remove extra potato around the stamp. I placed gold acrylic paint on the plate because we used dark blue paper and I wasn’t sure that standard poster paint would leave marks on a dark surface.
I placed star stamp, dark blue paper and paint on the plate on the table and invited my younger to stamp her own stars as she sang along Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. This is one of her favorite rhymes and anything with stars is always a huge hit around here!
It takes some practice for toddlers to make a clean print with potato stamps. They usually slide the stamp on the paper and prints turn out blurry. Don’t worry about this – more practice they have, better they become! Just keep stamping!
Here are several additional ideas you can try to create and play as a follow-up activity to go with Twinkle Twinkle Little Star nursery rhyme:
- Make your own Twinkle Star Canvas as Adventures of Adam
- Craft a Star Lantern as shown on Teach Me Mommy
- Enjoy making Star Shaped Cookies like Crafty Kids at Home
Mihaela runs Best Toys 4 Toddlers blog and loves to come up with new ideas how to use old toys her 2 daughters keep leaving on the floor to slip over. She loves them despite the fact that they call her mommy few hundred times a day, and it makes her nuts.