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“It’s the most wonderful tiiiime of the year!” I knew that as soon as we put our Christmas tree up, my three kids would begin the neverending question of “is it Christmas yet?!” Our tree has been up less than a week and I was 100% without a doubt right. Every morning they wake up with the energy they will most certainly have on Christmas morning. They are eager to open their advent calendars and get started on the holiday activity of the day. But 25 days is a long time for a kid to wait for Christmas, right? Well I’m creating crafts just like this Potato Stamp Christmas Ornament Craft to help continue the cheer throughout the month!
Crafting Made Easy
As a mom of three wild children, I need no-nonsense crafts. I know for certain my kids would be content with just paint, a few brushes, and a blank sheet of paper. But I want to create some magic that they — and I — can hold on to for years to come. These Potato Stamp Christmas Ornament crafts can be used as cards to mail to relatives or to save as keepsakes. Bonus? They are oh so easy.
Who can do this craft?
This craft is appropriate for all ages, as long as there is adequate adult supervision. I will also note that for parents who prefer tidy and neat finished products, you may want to stick with children three and up. But, truthfully, as long as you’re aware that our little artists are just trying to express themselves, it’s a perfectly fine craft for even young children!
What You’ll Need
There are very few supplies needed for this Christmas craft. In fact, you will probably have most of these supplies on hand!
- Potatoes (2-4 depending on how many helping hands you have!)
- Brown cardstock
- Acrylic paints – red, green, and blue
- Markers – black and white
- Assorted adornments (like stickers, gems, sequins, stars)
How to make Potato Stamp Christmas Ornament Cards
- Brown cardstock
- Acrylic paint - red, green, blue
- Markers - black, white
- Adornments - stickers, gems, sequins, stars, etc.
Begin by folding a sheet of brown cardstock in half.
Now, cut your potatoes in half along the width. You will need one half of a potato per color. Also, spread your paint colors on a flat surface such as a paper plate.
Then, dip the potato in a paint color. Make sure the potato is completely covered with paint. Press the potato onto the brown cardstock.
Carefully lift the potato up to reveal the stamp underneath.
Do the same with the other colors. Let the paint dry completely.
Next, draw an ornament cap with the black marker. Draw a line going off the top of the card, as well.
Finally, decorate the baubles with your choice of fun adornments. We chose stickers, gems, sequins, and stars, but this is a great chance to get creative!
Also use the white marker to decorate the baubles further by adding lines and more detail.