Thursday, February 3, 2011

Potato Print Valentines



I have been pondering an easy, fun way to create our love letter valentines to pass out...
Heart potato prints occurred to me ~ so we thought we would give it a go!

Here's how it goes

To begin
Slice your potato in half.
Press a strong cookie cutter in the potato and using a knife, cut in from the side up to the cookie cutter that is still in the potato ~ until the excess potato falls away and you are left with your shape.  (Thanks helpful reader for this tip!)


You can then carve out a handle on the backside of your potato or push a craft stick into the back ~ a better grip for easier stamping.


Paint your stamp (painting seems to work much better than dipping)...


Now for the fun part ~ time to get stamp happy!


We enjoyed using metallic paints


As well we painted our stamps with glue, stamped them onto our cards and shook on glitter. 


***


We spent our afternoon in a world of glitter and paint ~ a warm way to share in a winters day, while a blizzard swirled around the home.


The girls shared the task of filling in our love letters.
Teamwork all the way! (including the messy clean up ; )


Then of course we had to join that wonderful white world and taste the blizzard first hand!


Heres to glitter and rosy cheeks!

~ Shanti ~

66 comments:

  1. These are just lovely Shanti!
    xo
    Linda

    ReplyDelete
  2. They look great! And it looks like the activity was enjoyed by all.

    Have a lovely weekend.

    xx

    ReplyDelete
  3. A couple quick things to make your prep easier as well...
    Press a strong cookie cutter into the potato and using a knife, cut in from the side up to the cookie cutter that is still in the potato. That makes it a bit easier than trying to free hand it. The other tip is to push a craft stick into the back of the potato so you can have a handle. Picking up a sticky potato can cause it to slide around but the handle makes it more manageable. Thanks for the reminder. It will be a great Arts and crafts project for Fun Friday.

    ReplyDelete
  4. So sweet. LOVE that photo of the cards all propped up on the table and the girls absorbed in their work. Beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I plan to do this with my class next week...and Jude's cards for his classmates will also be handmade...hooray for the humble potato!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I'd love to have the link for your store...I can't seem to find it!
    Thanks
    lynchta1@hotmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  7. This brought back memories of carving potato stamps when my boys were little.It's a great idea for when we have our grandsons for the night Valentines weekend...thanks for sharing,and I love the red glitter!
    Rebecca

    ReplyDelete
  8. gave you a blog award today -- enjoy !
    xoxox

    ReplyDelete
  9. Oh, they are wonderful! I signed up for a Valentines exchange today, and I needed a little idea to get me started. The glitter ones are just my cup of tea!

    ReplyDelete
  10. These are so fun! I did them with the middle schoolers at the school I work at. They're response was, "Potato stamps? Woah man! That's ghetto!" :P

    ReplyDelete
  11. So pretty and lots of fun too!! Kerri

    ReplyDelete
  12. Your cards are very sweet. I just love that last photo though. Gorgeous!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Hey! Just posted your project on Craft Gossip (Lesson Plans page)...make sure you pick up a 'Featured On' button for your blog! Great craft! Thanks! Found your project over at The Magic Onions.

    ReplyDelete
  14. I'm a new follower. I love your Potato Print Valentines. I featured this article in a blog post here:
    Freebies 4 Moms
    http://casinofreebies3.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  15. Great job for publishing such a beneficial web site. Your web log isn’t only useful but it is additionally really creative too.สล็อตออนไลน์

    ReplyDelete
  16. Thanks for a very interesting blog. What else may I get that kind of info written in such a perfect approach? I’ve a undertaking that I am simply now operating on, and I have been at the look out for such info.สล็อต 999

    ReplyDelete
  17. I think this is an informative post and it is very useful and knowledgeable. therefore, I would like to thank you for the efforts you have made in writing this article.สล็อตวอเลท

    ReplyDelete
  18. That is really nice to hear. thank you for the update and good luck.สล็อตแตกง่าย

    ReplyDelete
  19. It was a very good post indeed. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it in my lunch time. Will surely come and visit this blog more often. Thanks for sharing.บา คา ร่า วอ เลท

    ReplyDelete
  20. I am continually amazed by the amount of information available on this subject. What you presented was well researched and well worded in order to get your stand on this across to all your readers.บา คา ร่า วอ เลท

    ReplyDelete
  21. Thanks for every other informative site. The place else may just I get that kind of information written in such an ideal means? I have a venture that I’m just now operating on, and I have been on the look out for such information.สล็อตเว็บใหญ่

    ReplyDelete
  22. You delivered such an impressive piece to read, giving every subject enlightenment for us to gain information. Thanks for sharing such information with us due to which my several concepts have been cleared.สล็อต ฝาก-ถอน true wallet ไม่มี บัญชีธนาคาร

    ReplyDelete
  23. Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your weblog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed browsing your blog posts. After all I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you write again soon!บาคาร่าวอเลท

    ReplyDelete
  24. Thank you because you have been willing to share information with us. we will always appreciate all you have done here because I know you are very concerned with our.สล็อตทรูวอเลท

    ReplyDelete
  25. I like your post. It is good to see you verbalize from the heart and clarity on this important subject can be easily observed...สล็อตแตกง่าย

    ReplyDelete
  26. Hello I am so delighted I located your blog, I really located you by mistake, while I was watching on google for something else, Anyways I am here now and could just like to say thank for a tremendous post and a all round entertaining website. Please do keep up the great work.สล็อตxo

    ReplyDelete
  27. Positive site, where did u come up with the information on this posting? I'm pleased I discovered it though, ill be checking back soon to find out what additional posts you include.เว็บสล็อต

    ReplyDelete
  28. A very awesome blog post. We are really grateful for your blog post. You will find a lot of approaches after visiting your post.เว็บสล็อตเว็บตรง

    ReplyDelete
  29. Took me time to read all the comments, but I really enjoyed the article. It proved to be Very helpful to me and I am sure to all the commenters here! It’s always nice when you can not only be informed, but also entertained!เว็บตรงสล็อต

    ReplyDelete
  30. Took me time to read all the comments, but I really enjoyed the article. It proved to be Very helpful to me and I am sure to all the commenters here! It’s always nice when you can not only be informed, but also entertained!เว็บ ตรง

    ReplyDelete
  31. Love to read it,Waiting For More new Update and I Already Read your Recent Post its Great Thanks.เกมสล็อต

    ReplyDelete
  32. Awesome and interesting article. Great things you've always shared with us. Thanks. Just continue composing this kind of post.สล็อต เว็บ ตรง

    ReplyDelete
  33. Here at this site extremely the critical material accumulation so everyone can appreciate a great deal antminer L7

    ReplyDelete
  34. This was really an interestif any other websites on this subject 먹튀검증

    ReplyDelete
  35. Oh my goodness! Incredible article dude! Many thanks, However I am going through problems with your RSS. I don’t know the reason why I cannot join it. Is there anyone else having the same RSS problems? Anybody who knows the answer will you kindly respond? Thanks!! Oh my goodness! Incredible article dude! Many thanks, However I am going through problems with your RSS. I don’t know the reason why I cannot join it. Is there anyone else having the same RSS problems? Anybody who knows the answer will you kindly respond? Thanks!! was searching on Aol for something else, Nonetheless I am here now and would just like to 먹튀폴리스

    ReplyDelete
  36. Oh my goodness! Incredible article dude! Many thanks, However I am going through problems with your RSS. I don’t know the reason why I cannot join it. Is there anyone else having the same RSS problems? Anybody who knows the answer will you kindly respond? Thanks!! Oh my goodness! Incredible article dude! Many thanks, However I am going through problems with your RSS. I don’t know the reason why I cannot join it. Is there anyone else having the same RSS problems? Anybody who knows the answer will you kindly respond? Thanks!! was searching on Aol for something else, Nonetheless I am here now and would just like to 사다리사이트

    ReplyDelete
  37. What i don’t understood is in fact how you are not actually a lot more smartly-preferred than you may be now. You are very intelligent. You understand therefore considerably in terms of this topic, produced me in my view imagine it from a lot of various angles. Its like women and men aren’t involved unless it’s one thing to do with Girl gaga! Your personal stuffs excellent. All the time deal with it up! We stumbled over here different web page and thought I might as well check things out. We’re a group of volunteers and starting a new scheme in our community. 토토먹튀

    ReplyDelete
  38. I am so pleased I situated your blorget, keep sharing useful info: 토토사이트 가입

    ReplyDelete
  39. Mostust say that you’ve done a fantaat work ! This is the type of information that are supposed to be shared across the internet. 토토검증커뮤니티

    ReplyDelete
  40. Hi there! This article could not be written much better! Looking through this article reminds me of my previous roommate! He continually kept preaching about this. I am going to send this article to him. Fairly certain he will have a great read. Thanks for sharing! Hello, I think your blog may be having browser compatibility issues. When I take a look at your blog in Safari, it looks fine but when opening in I.E., it has some overlapping issues. I just wanted to give you a quick heads up! Besides that, great site! Spot on with this write-up, I really feel this amazing site needs a great deal more attention. I’ll probably be returning to read through more, thanks for the information! Aw, this was a really good post. Taking the time and actual effort to create a good article… but what can I say… I put things off a whole lot and don't manage to get nearly anything done. 먹튀폴리스 주소

    ReplyDelete
  41. I really impressed after read this because of some quality work and informative thoughts. I just wanna say thanks to the writer and wish you all the best for coming!. We at Unique Submission. We have our ability in each type of Online Assignment Help which Includes Dissertation Writing, Essay Writing, Assignment composing, Research Proposal Writing, Admission essay composing, Coursework composing and many more. Excellent blog I visit this blog it’s really awesome. The important thing is that in this blog content written clearly and understandable. The content of information is very informative. Thanks for sharing! If you are using a Garmin Express device, an update will offer you newer features because the company always works on developing their older features to give customers a better experience. 토토사이트커뮤니티

    ReplyDelete
  42. I have to express thanks to this writer just for bailing me out of this particular difficulty. Just after browsing through the search engines and obtaining basics that were not pleasant, I thought my entire life was gone. Being alive minus the answers to the problems you have fixed by way of your good short post is a critical case, as well as the kind that would have in a negative way affected my entire career if I had not come across your web blog. Your main capability and kindness in touching every part was crucial. I am not sure what I would have done if I had not encountered such a stuff like this. I can also at this time look forward to my future. Thanks a lot so much for the reliable and amazing guide. I will not think twice to suggest your web site to anybody who needs to have assistance on this subject matter. I’m also writing to let you be aware of of the beneficial encounter my princess found reading your web page. She came to find too many issues, most notably what it is like to have an incredible helping nature to have other people completely comprehend a number of advanced things. You actually surpassed visitors’ expectations. Thanks for producing those great, safe, educational and in addition cool thoughts on the topic to Janet. 안전놀이터주소

    ReplyDelete
  43. I needed to create you ae info Thank you for sharing this one. A must read post! 코인카지노

    ReplyDelete
  44. I enjoy you because of all your valuable work on this web site. My niece delights in doing investigations and it is simple to grasp why. All of us hear all concerning the powerful ways you produce advantageous tricks by means of your web blog and therefore cause contribution from other individuals on the subject so our child is truly being taught so much. Enjoy the rest of the new year. You have been performing a pretty cool job. I must convey my affection for your kindness giving support to men and women who really want guidance on in this niche. Your personal dedication to passing the solution all around has been certainly advantageous and have constantly allowed those like me to get to their objectives. Your amazing helpful hints and tips denotes a whole lot to me and additionally to my colleagues. Thanks a ton; from all of us. Thank you for all of the hard work on this web site. Ellie delights in managing investigations and it’s easy to see why. A lot of people hear all about the lively method you produce advantageous suggestions on the web site and as well as cause response from the others on this issue and my princess is discovering so much. Take advantage of the rest of the new year. You’re doing a brilliant job. 먹튀검증사이트

    ReplyDelete
  45. There is so much in this article that I would never have thought of on my own. Your content gives readers things to think about in an interesting way. Thank you for your clear information. Pretty good post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed reading your blog posts. Any way I'll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you post again soon. Big thanks for the useful info. 해외정식사이트

    ReplyDelete
  46. I would like to say that this blog really convinced me to do it! Thanks, very good post.สล็อตวอลเลท

    ReplyDelete
  47. I'm reading something interesting. Please behave like that. It's interesting to be very interested in people and blogs. It's very beneficial.
    스포츠토토
    안전놀이터
    우리카지노탑
    카지노사이트

    ReplyDelete
  48. "Well I really enjoyed studying it. This article offered by you is very practical for proper planning.

    " bitmain antminer s19 pro

    ReplyDelete
  49. The records you've got published is very beneficial. The websites you've got referred changed into precise. thanks for sharing. Real estate broker Gatineau

    ReplyDelete
  50. Thanks for this post.It was really interesting to read. french bed

    ReplyDelete
  51. Thanks for sharing this information. I really like your blog post very much. You have really shared a informative and interesting blog post Pest inspection

    ReplyDelete
  52. I really like your blog. Great article. It's most evident, people should learn before they are able to Shipping To FBA Warehouse From China

    ReplyDelete
  53. 비슷한 주제에 대한 흥미로운 정보를 읽을 수있는 페이지로 여러분을 초대합니다. 출장마사지

    ReplyDelete
  54. I invite you to the page where you can read       with interesting information on similar topics 부스타빗

    ReplyDelete
  55. 훌륭하게 작성된 기사, 모든 블로거가 동일한 콘텐츠를 제공한다면 인터넷이 훨씬 더 나은 곳이 될 것입니다. 먹튀검증

    ReplyDelete
  56. Helpful info. Lucky me I discovered your site by chance, and I’m 슬롯머신

    ReplyDelete
  57. The article you have shared is very interesting. I am really happy that I visit your webpage, and I am agree with what you said. Please keep sharing more 메이저사이트

    ReplyDelete
  58. วันนี้จะมาแนะนำ ทดลองเล่นสล็อต megagame กับเว็บไซต์เราได้เเล้ววันนี้ที่ MEGA GAME ทุกท่านจะพบ กับเกมสล็อตออนไลน์ รูปแบบใหม่มีมากกว่า 1000 เกมที่เราได้คัดสรรมาให้นักเสี่ยงโชค

    ReplyDelete
  59. Whether you are looking to relax after a long day at work, or want to relieve some stress before an important event, body massage spas in Bangalore Visit body massage near me

    ReplyDelete

We ((LOVE)) your comments!!! Thank you with all our hearts for visiting us here at Twig and Toadstool. xo

ShareThis

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails