Are you cooking any potatoes for an upcoming Easter celebration? Have you ever thought about using a potato as a painting tool? We decided to have a Potato Printing Party to prep for the upcoming Easter weekend celebration. And everyone got involved, from the two year old to the adults. If you aren’t afraid to have a little fun and get a little messy, this might be the perfect family painting party idea! We used the potato shape as a perfect egg shape for the Easter holiday, but you can get even craftier and carve different shapes in the potato, like stars or stripes. Hmmm… do I see a fun Fourth of July themed table setting coming up? = )
We started with a white plastic-lined paper tablecloth that I found at our local party store. Everyone put on either a paint shirt or apron. The next step was setting up a number of small paper plates and slicing potatoes down the middle to expose the middle of the potato. On each plate, we created our own color combinations with acrylic paints.
We pressed the cut side of the potato into our paint mixtures, smooshing the colors together to get a unique print every time. Then each of us had a blast pressing the potato onto the top of the tablecloth to make a random pattern of pretty, colorful eggs.
I’m not kidding when I said that we all got involved. My two year old nephew had just as much fun as his mother and sister!
After we were satisfied with our pretty egg-patterned tablecloth, the girls decided to write personal messages with paint markers to complete the project.
I printed a few more egg print designs on white cardstock paper to use later, and then we let the whole thing dry.
With the extra egg prints, I cut them each out, as well as small strips of coordinating construction paper. With a little double-sided tape, I created a loop and attached an egg shape on the top of each one. Voilá – now you have coordinating napkin rings. Pair them with pretty colored plates and glasses, and your casual Springtime party table is set!
Here at Club ChicaCircle we want to wish everyone a wonderful, fun-filled family holiday weekend! Happy potato printing!