Craft activities for children :: Easter potato printing

Looking for some Easter craft activities for children? Here’s an idea that takes a childhood classic and gives it a spring-time twist – we’re potato printing chicks, lambs and rabbits!

This post is part of the Spring and Easter blog party – take a look at the end of this post and you’ll find over 80 fun Easter activities for children, tried and tested by kids blogs from right around the world.

Easter craft activities for children

Easter craft activities for children :: potato printing

We are getting our seed potatoes ready for planting out this month, so we thought we’d try out some art using a few of the spare spuds.

easter craft activities for children

Slicing the potatoes in half gives you a good surface to use for printing, and slicing out a handle on the top makes them much easier for young children to hold.

easter craft activities for children

An assortment of potatoes, and a few carrots, gives you a good selection of sizes to work with. We used yellow, brown and white paint to create our Easter animals.

easter craft activities for children

A big potato for the body and a small one for the head and you have a lovely spring lamb. My daughter then used use the wooden tip of a paint brush handle to make legs, a smile and to dot in some eyes.

easter craft activities for children

Make a yellow version and you’ve got a chick. The children discovered the bits of the potato we’d chopped off to make our handles actually made great wings.

easter craft activities for children

A brown version gives you a rabbit. The kids thought it was clever that the same big and small circles created different animals, just by changing the paint colour.

You can paint in the faces, but you might also like to wait until your prints have dried and then draw in details with a pencil. It’s fun to try out a couple of different techniques.

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A here’s my favourite – just one simple print to make a chick.

easter craft activities for children

The finished potato prints make lovey decorations or Easter cards, or you could use them for some storytelling prompts.

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  1. says

    This is some of the cutest POTATO ART I’ve ever seen. And as an Idahoan, I know what I’m talking about! I just linked my readers to potato stamped Valentines, so maybe it’s a little early to do that again, but these are so darling, I’m considering it. I’ll definitely share it on Google+ and Facebook!

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