To make these fun stamps, all you need are a few plain old spuds.All you have to do is cut ’em in half, etch out a design with the tip of your knife or a pen……and then cut away the negative space. It will look something like this:Smear some paint on a tray or paper plate…and get stamping!Per Josiah’s request, I carved out a 3…a J…

…and a diamond (yup, that is the one shape he requested).

In the past, we have also used squares, circles, triangles……and stars:Today, I made three different shapes of hearts in honor of Valentines Day.And Josiah helped me mix up a few shades of pink and red to dip them in.Besides being about the cheapest creative medium I can think of, I actually think the potato imparts some pretty nice texture:

So find your favorite preschooler, and get stamping!

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