Easy Easter Potato Prints

Easter craft for kids to make

Make some colorful Easter decorations by painting on potatoes!

Easter craft for kids to make
Easy Easter Potato Prints
Items you will need
  • Six egg-shaped potatoes
  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • Acrylic paints
  • Paint brush
  • White and coloured paper
  • Craft glue
  • Coloured glitter
  • Scissors
  • Paper towel

Step-by-Step Instructions

  • Carefully cut each potato in half
  • Cut out various different shapes in the potatoes as shown in the video below. Each pattern can be different
  • Pat potato surfaces dry on paper towel
  • Paint the raised surfaces with your chosen colours
  • Turn the potato over and print each potato shape onto blank or coloured paper, or onto cards
  • Wait for the paint to dry
  • When dry, carefully run your glue around the outline of each colour.
  • Sprinkle glitter sparingly and shake off the excess to keep
  • Allow the glue to dry
  • Cut out each egg shape around the edge, leaving a small margin

Ideas for your colored potato prints…

  1. Stick them back-to-back. Punch a hole at the pointy end and tie them onto a painted twig tree placed into a pot
  2. Stick them side-by-side to form an egg-shaped Easter card
  3. Stick them onto the front of a blank card to make Happy Easter cards for friends and family.
  4. Cut vertical slits at the top of one and the bottom of another. Slide them together to form a 3D Easter Egg.
  5. Stick them all onto a large poster to hang on the wall

Happy printing!

Read more about Easter Card Making

Kids Love Hand Painting

Creative hand painting

Aside from drawing and coloring, hand-painting can be a joyful experience for a toddler, allowing them to have more space for creativity and thereby paving their way to create unique works of art specific to their imagination.kids activities

Hand-painting is a rewarding experience, since it builds color and shape recognition skills, allowing your child to explore their sense of touch and feel with different textured materials. It is also great for fine-tuning their motor skills.

Individual Creativity

Hand-painting allows your child to explore all the different senses… touch, smell, feel, sight.  A child’s hand painting will always be unique to them because they explore their own individuality to create a unique result.

With a little imagination and exploring a range of different methods, you can create amazing artworks with your child. And the great thing about hand and finger paintings is, in being unique, they’ll feature your child’s individual fingerprints!

What you need…

  • A quiet place to paint
  • White paper
  • Plastic tablecloth
  • Suitable paints that are safe to use and will wash off easily
  • A cover-all plastic raincoat or apron to protect the child’s clothing
  • Clean-up cloth and bucket with water for wiping up

Make sure you and your grandchild have fun and…

Be prepared for things to get a bit messy!

Grab a New Painting Tool

easy painting for kids
Creative painting for children

Pablo Picasso said, “All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.”
How do we keep our children as artists as they grow?

A few new ways to paint couldn’t hurt, could it?

Grab a new tool to paint with, or a new method of painting, and get creative !

Example: Prepare a suitable table with a plastic sheet for  protection  and using simple sponges from the kitchen and different colored paints, paper and dishes to mix the paint.

You are now ready to paint.

Sponge painting
Sponge painting

Hand Painting