When I was little I remember doing potato printing at Kindy (and loved it). As an adult I have never done this at school or at home with Cakes as I had been guilted into believing this would be wasteful with perfectly good food. (I am still undecided where I stand on using food for art, I use pasta for threading so I should know where I stand). We recently had a potato go rotten in the cupboard and threw it into the worm farm, instead of breaking down and feeding them, it grew into 3 new potatoes. Potatoes I wasn't willing to eat so we used them for painting.
A quick wash, cut in half and carefully cut shapes (while Cakes was busy in another room). And there we had it another fabulous painting tool. Cakes and Princess S did potato stamper printing for a long time making different patterns, talking about the colour, the shapes and counting. The large printed pieces of paper were great sheets of wrapping paper for gifts. I think Cakes was more excited about giving the paper than the presents.
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