Not Your Ordinary Potato Stamp


When I think “potato stamp”, irregular circles of paint come to mind. For years, this is how we – my family, at least – have utilized the humble potato (when we weren’t eating it). However, all that changed last weekend when I found myself snowed into our apartment with a sprouting potato.

potato stamp one 

It’s not that I have anything against potatoes that are exercising their potential to grow. Quite the opposite – I will eat them with a smile on my face. It’s just that I needed something to do that didn’t involve stepping foot outside. Thus I decided to create a potato stamp.

I didn’t want to make just any potato stamp; I wanted to make an impressive potato stamp … something that made more than imperfect circles. I was going to use that potato to its full potential to create something with meaning.

If you find yourself snowed in with a potato, feel free to follow these steps to make your own potato stamp. First, I cut the potato in half, then I laid a business card on one of the halves and used it as a template for cutting.

potato stamp two 

Crystal Moore-Stevens
3/4/2013 2:55:44 AM

Thanks for the great idea! My son carved a carrot out of a potato this afternoon using his pocket knife!

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