You shouldn’t eat a potato once it’s fully sprouted but that doesn’t mean you should throw it away – why not make ghost art for kids with it? Potato stamping is one of the most fun activities to do with kids in kindergarten and preschool.
Your little ones might also enjoy our collection of Halloween coloring pages – these are great for early finishers.
Now, grab your potatoes, and let’s create some ghosts!
How to Make the Ghost Art for Kids (potato stamping)
What you need:
- black paper
- white paint
Step by Step Tutorial
Cut the potato in half with a knife. If you want the kids to do the cutting, this needs to be supervised and age-appropriate tools should be used.
Let the kids draw a ghost shape on one half of the potato.
The ghosts needs a pretty smile and eyes.
Cut out along the outline of the ghost shape. Older kids can cut (with kid-safe knives) their own shape as potatoes don’t need a sharp tool to make the shapes. For younger kids, this step should be done by an adult.
Cut off the edges of the potato around the ghost.
Make incisions for the smile and eyes.
The potato stamp ghost is ready!
Have kids color only the embossed ghost shape with white paint or have them dip their poato stamp in paint.
They can start stamping onto the black paper.
If the ghost is not so bright, have the kids apply more paint to the potato stamp.
They can stamp their ghosts all over the black background.
Each one is unique!
Did your kids like to stamp their ghosts?
Have a fun Halloween together!
And keep on crafting!
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