Remember making these when you were a kid? Stella and I decided to make some tater stamps one afternoon. We used a couple of baking potatoes but I’m sure the red and white ones work just fine.
I started to carve freehand and apparently I’m terrible at that. Instead, we created our shapes by pressing marzipan cutters about 1/2″ into the spud.
I found it best to carve out the shapes by first slicing a bunch of lines at 45 degree angles. Otherwise it’s easy to cut into your little shape.
Then slice in again from the side and the bits pop right off. Be so careful not to slice yourself! If you’re going to get an injury you should at least have a cool story (ie. “a shark snatched my craft scissors right out of my hands yesterday”).
We mixed tempera paint and brushed it on the shapes. The stamps come out a little funky and imperfect, which I like.
Stella had fun with the potato stamps until they turned brown. I rubbed lemon juice on them and that seemed to hold for a couple of hours.