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.
What we used to make potato stamp star art?
Supplies we used are:
- star shaped cookie cutter
- blue construction paper
- gold acrylic paint
- paint brush
How to set up potato stamping activity?
First, remember to protect the work area!
Preparing this activity is pretty simple:
- cut the potato in half
- 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.
Making Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Potato Stamp Art
Place star stamp, dark blue paper and paint (placed on the plate) on the table and invite a child to stamp her own stars as she sang along Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. This is one of my toddler’s 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!
Sing and Read Along!
All of the favorite songs, including Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and 20 more! Kids will enjoy them over and over!
Find them on Amazon Prime Video
A simple book with images that of children looking up at a star as portions of the song are written out on each page. Artwork is wonderful, The page material is thick and strong
Find the book here: United States | Canada | United Kingdom
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
Katie Pinch says
My kids are going to love this!
Have fun! 😀