Tuesday, June 17, 2014
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.
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:
I used a star shaped cookie cutter (Obvious? ;)
Then, I firmly pressed though the potato as far as it would go:
Once I had the star shape made on the potato:
I cut around the star to remove the outer portion:
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.
My girls loved making faces. Evie made a couple. She said, "She's really in love with him."
(It's true love if she loves him even with his bad teeth. ;)
She also made Mickey and Minnie Mouse.
Lani made this face:
I think we'll have to make more potato stamps in the future for other projects.