Tuesday, June 17, 2014

silly faces (made from potato stamps)

silly faces made from potato stamps
I had another activity planned for yesterday, but after seeing this post I got so inspired and wanted to make these silly faces right away.
silly faces made from potato stamps
Merrilee (I linked to her post above) made her shapes using craft foam and wooden blocks. (They're so modern and neat looking).
Because I had potatoes on hand, I bypassed using craft foam and used potatoes instead.

Because I tend to be somewhat of a perfectionist, instead of freehanding my shapes, I used cookie cutters to help me make more crisp lines.

For example, to make this star-shaped stamp:
silly faces made from potato stamps
I used a star shaped cookie cutter (Obvious? ;)
silly faces made from potato stamps
Then, I firmly pressed though the potato as far as it would go:
silly faces made from potato stamps
Once I had the star shape made on the potato:
silly faces made from potato stamps
I cut around the star to remove the outer portion:
silly faces made from potato stamps
silly faces made from potato stamps
Easy!
Then, I made several more shapes. I did have to freehand a bit, but I used a variety of cookie cutters and mixed them up to get a few different shapes.
silly faces made from potato stamps My girls loved making faces. Evie made a couple. She said, "She's really in love with him."
silly faces made from potato stamps (It's true love if she loves him even with his bad teeth. ;)
She also made Mickey and Minnie Mouse.
silly faces made from potato stamps
Lani made this face:
silly faces made from potato stamps
I think we'll have to make more potato stamps in the future for other projects.
silly faces made from potato stamps

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