Friday, July 23, 2010

Potato Stamping...

I had almost forgotten that I had wanted to try this little project out. Something jogged my memory and when I told the kids what we were going to do, they were super excited!

I started by sketching out some ideas for stamps. We had planned to do several different t-shirts each.
Rhett really wanted a dinosaur stamp,
So I carved my best T-Rex. =)

 I cut each of the potatoes in half. Designs that were a bit larger, I sliced length ways.
Here is a close up of how some of mine turned out.
 I used a paint brush and brushed paint on the top of each of my stamps and did a test run to make sure
the stamp was shaped the way I wanted.
Here is what Mr. Rex looked like after he had been used and reused. 
 The guitar stamp was made up of two pieces and worked out great!
Before applying your paint to the shirts, make sure and insert cardboard inside
the shirt to prevent bleed through.
 Here are a few of my finished shirts. =)
I think I might have enjoyed it more than they did.

 Here is Rhett's creation.
 And Jude's
 and last but not least Blairie's!


BC said...

Wow.....Fabulous!! I love guided kids activities like this. :) I think the guitar shirt is definitely my fav!

Julie Holloway said...

I want to be a crafty mom like you in my next life :) too cute. You could sell these.

Krystle said...

That idea is so unbelievably cool! =)

Sharstin said...

wow what a great idea! they turned out super cute too! hope you have a great weekend~

Erin from Skoots and Cuddles said...

so cute.... i'm loving the guitar and rocket ship t-shirt! what a crafty mommy :)

Tatiana said...

Wow! You're way creative! They turned out amazing! And how fun for the kiddos to participate as well :-)

Leah said...

Oh these turned out so cute and I bet the kids had a blast! Great project Mama!

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

How fun! I would love to give this a try. Not sure my stamps will turn out as good as yours though!

waynette said...

CUTE, CUTE, Triple Cute!!!

emily said...

How fun! Super cute!

Sarah said...

You are one crafty momma.. Great job. I love all of the designs. I need to get into high gear and do these with my boys, they'd love it!

Melissa said...

Oooh I remember doing this craft when I was young! Your shirts turned out great how fun.

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