Want a simple Valentine’s Day activity? Make my DIY heart potato stamp. They’re a great way to use those old potatoes sitting around in your vegetable bin! #ImWithGlad
Hi there! Guess what? Blake is home sick. AGAIN! Today’s sick day is brought to you by the world’s leakiest nose and a low grade fever. We watched Blake’s current favorite, the seasonally appropriate Valentine’s Day episode of Curious George three times because, two year olds. Here’s the five second summary: George makes a heart stamp and stamps valentine cards for his friends.
While trying to decide what to whip up for lunch I stumbled upon a few forgotten potatoes and figured Blake would be delighted to stamp his own valentines, Curious George style.
I spent about 5 minutes figuring out how to carve a couple of potatoes, pouring paint on to paper plates and grabbing some paper. I used card stock because it’s extra thick and we all know littles just love to glob on the paint, right? Blake’s eyes lit up when he saw the stamps and he could not wait to “make balentines like George.”
To do your own DIY Heart potato stamp art you’ll need:
- a marker
- a knife – you may prefer an X-Acto style knife for this.
- paint –
- paper plates
- paper or card stock
- baby wipes and a trash bag nearby for quick clean up. I used a Glad Kitchen Pro bag.
First, I sliced off the end of the potato to create a flat surface. Next, I drew a heart with the marker and used the outline as a guide to cut. Once I cut the heart shape I then went about 1/4″ from the edge of the potato and cut around the edges, without cutting into the center so it was easy to loosen the excess potato and be left with a very defined heart shape. That was it!
I made two different sized hearts and Blake had a ball stamping and changing up the stamps and colors he used as he went along. The best part? Cleanup was easy!
Craig and I have been training Blake to help clean up after meals so he was all too happy to help me clean up after our potato stamping. Our stamps were an excellent repurposing of food that otherwise would have gone to waste so I had far less guilt tossing them in the trash when we were done.
Obviously, the entertainment for Blake did not end with just sticking the plates in the trash. Toddlers are curious little people.
Blake let me know that he had painted the trash by tossing in the plates and was delighted to see the paint mess inside the trash bag. Now, I have to ask you. Would you trust your toddler with a bag full of who knows what and paint on top of your white(ish) rug?
The answer is probably no. We’ve all done that desperate run to the outside trash bins with a kitchen trash bag that has sprung a leak or busted half way open. You know you have just a few seconds until you have a serious mess on your hands. No fun.
But our trash bags recently got an upgrade thanks to the new Glad Kitchen Pro trash bags. They have an inner layer of ForceFlex and an outer layer of LeakGuard. Which means they have stretchable strength and improved leak protection. So they can stand up to messy trash, neon paint and even toddlers who demand to help with the trash.
Want to save my DIY heart potato stamp for later? You can pin the image below and it will be waiting for you when you’re ready.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Glad. The opinions and text are all mine.