It’s time to start thinking of St. Patrick’s Day, and what better way than having some fun with potatoes! So today I covered the kitchen table with the art mat, put out a variety of art materials and set out some potatoes. Lucy and her friend had so much fun making their potato people!
Making Potato People
- Wash and dry the potatoes first. Slice off the bottom of the potato so it will stand without rolling over. (Don’t throw it away~ You can cut it into a shape or design and stamp with it!)
- Set out some art materials. I just grabbed some stuff we had in our art area~ paint, pipe cleaners, stickers, toothpicks and sequins. The possibilities of what you can use are endless!
- First the girls painted their potatoes. Once they were dry, they added some hair with toothpicks and pipe cleaners. (Be careful~ the toothpicks can be sharp depending on which kind you have.)
- They added some eye stickers for eyes, but you could also glue googly eyes or draw some eyes with a Sharpie.
- Then the girls drew the mouths with a Sharpie and added toothpick arms and legs.
- For the final embellishments, the girls glued on some crinkle paper and sequins.
While the potato people were drying, we used the bottom part of the potato we cut off earlier for potato stamping! The girls made some colorful patterns and designs, and somehow some sequins also got thrown into the mix!
This St. Patrick’s Day craft would be perfect for a classroom craft, playgroup activity, or even just something fun to pull out and do at home. Hmm, maybe next we’ll have to try potato animals!