It’s always fun to find different ways to paint and craft. One such way is to take items you have in the house and make stamps with them. Like potatoes. We all know about potato stamping, I’m sure. We had a lot of fun using potatoes to make this easy Potato Stamp Turkey Craft!
Now that it’s getting closer to Thanksgiving, we’re probably going to have an abundance of potatoes in the house. Sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, baked potatoes. However you do your Thanksgiving dinner potatoes. Give one of those potatoes to the kids to make this craft while they’re waiting for the food to finish!
We have some other great turkey craft ideas for kids, too. This Watercolor Coffee Filter Turkey Craft, our simple Clothespin Leaf Turkey Craft, Cardboard Yarn Wrapped Turkey Craft, and our Paper Plate Handprint Turkey Wreath are all fun to make.
To make our Potato Stamp Turkey Craft you will need potatoes, brown, red, and yellow cardstock, brown acrylic paint, markers in a variety of bright colors, small/medium googly eyes, a glue stick, and scissors.
Make a Turkey with a Potato Stamp
- Brown acrylic paint
- Cardstock – brown, red, yellow
- Googly eyes, small/medium
- Markers – assortment of bright colors
- Glue stick
Have an adult cut a potato in half widthwise.
Also pour a generous amount of brown paint on a flat surface, like a paper paint.
Dip the cut end of the potato in the brown paint, covering it completely. Do a test stamp to dip off some of the excess.
Now, press the potato towards the bottom of a card of brown cardstock. Press all areas to make sure it distributes as evenly as possible.
Gently peel away from the cardstock. Let the paint dry.
Use a variety of colored markers to make feathers around the top of the stamp.
Next, adhere googly eyes. Cut a beak from the yellow cardstock and a snood from the red cardstock.
And glue those in place, as well, then continue stamping and making more turkeys!
Happy stamping! Be sure to check out more of our Thanksgiving crafts for kids at Our Kid Things!