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Potato Stamp Snowman


"Oh the weather outside is frightful
But the fire is so delightful
And since we've no place to go
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!"
The ground outside is covered with snow and it doesn't seem as if there is going to be an end to the snow. While we're ready for the winter it does makes it difficult for the kids to be outdoors.  So what do you do when you're stuck indoors? Well how about a fun and easy craft. If you are looking for a simple hands on activity for your kids to enjoy, give this snowman potato stamp a try. Using just a potato and a few other basic crafting supplies, you can whip up the perfect little snowman. Take a look below at how to get started crafting your own. This is a winter craft you won’t want to miss out on!


Supplies needed:

Assorted potatoes
White craft paint
Black construction paper or black floor mat
Orange craft foam or orange craft paper
Scissors
Black magic marker


We found everything we needed (with the exception of the potato) at our local dollar store. You can even find black floor mats perfect for this project.

Directions:

1. Begin by slicing your potato in half. Dab the open end of the potato on a towel or napkin to remove any dampness. This way, your paint will adhere better.


2. Press the open end of the potato into the white craft paint. Press the potato directly onto your black paper or floor mat. Press firmly so the paint has a chance to adhere evenly.


3. Allow the paint plenty of time to dry.

4. Use your magic marker to create a coal mouth, eyes, and buttons on the snowman.

5. Finally, snip a small triangle out of the orange craft foam/paper. Add a dab of glue and press it to the face of the snowman.


Your snowman potato stamp is now complete. You can use various sized potatoes to get various sized snowmen. Potatoes don’t have to be perfect. In fact for our sample snowman, we used potatoes that were soft and no longer edible. It is a great way to use them instead of just tossing them out.

Gather your supplies and give this potato stamp snowman a try!


Annmarie John
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  1. That is so cute!! I would love to make that soon!!

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  2. Cute and simple. I think even my 1.5 yr old could do this!

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  3. Oh my gosh, is that ever the cutest thing! My kids are older and I still want to make it myself. :)

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  4. That is absolutely adorable! What a fun holiday project to do with the kiddos! Thank you for sharing and linking up with the #SHINEbloghop

    xx
    Lysa

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  5. I love crafts like these. This is absolutely perfect for crafting with toddlers.

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  6. so simple yet so cute, great job and fun for the little ones too.

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  7. Super cute craft!
    I don't even remember the last time we potato- stamped with the kids.
    Always a fun activity.
    Did you hang up your snowman when he was done for decoration?

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  8. So clever! My kids would love to "play" with their food!

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  9. We will have to make these at my daycare! I will tag you when we do :)

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  10. What a cute idea! I need to do this with the kiddos!

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  11. That is so adorable! What a fantastic idea!

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  12. What an adorable idea. I have some burlap canvases that are just begging to have these snowmen made on them.

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  13. That snowman is cute, but I can't say I want it to snow! haha. Creative little craft.

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  14. Aw, I love him! I especially like that it's a simple round circle but still looks really polished. The less cutting, the better!

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  15. I can see my little one trying to lick the paint. LOL.. Such a cute craft!

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  16. What a clever craft idea! It snowed today so this weekend is the perfect time for this craft!

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  17. Fun stuff. We used to cut potato x's and o's for stamping tic tac toe

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  18. Thank you for this idea! We do a lot of crafting, the little ones will love making this snowman.

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  19. Awww, this is cute! I haven't done potato prints in such a long time!

    Thank you for sharing (and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop).

    Wishing you a lovely weekend.
    xoxo

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  20. That is adorable. We always have potatoes on hand too.

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  21. I always have potatoes in my apartment. My niece and nephew would enjoy making this. Who would have thought that this would have been so easy to do.

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