Sunday, January 31, 2010

potato prints

miles' mother came to visit and we decided to do some crafts together. we made potato print cards. we used cookie cutters to imprint the shape on the potato and create a stamp. i have made these kinds of prints before for t-shirts, but i haven't tried them on paper. i don't think we were using the right kind of paint this time. we were using washable tempera paint. it was too gloppy and we never got a clean print. after a short time we kind of abandoned the idea of the potato and just let the kids paint with brushes. that seemed to produce better results. i was thinking these would be our valentines this year, but i might try to come up with something else that will look better. we did enjoy spending time and crafting with granny though. it was a fun visit.

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