Are you looking for a budget friendly craft idea that children can do for St. Patrick’s Day? If you want to spend time crafting with your children, create a a DIY 4 leaf clover potato stamp. Since I already had potatoes in the house for a roast I was cooking, this craft was inexpensive and easy to do. With these stamps, you not only help your children make adorable art, but you can also show your children how to be resourceful. My children were fascinated with the whole process of creating the stamp, and they loved using it to make St. Patrick’s Day cards.

4 Simple Steps To Make A 4 Leaf Clover Potato Stamp

Making a potato stamp is simple to do. You will need a Yukon gold potato, a sharp knife, some green paint, and paper. Remember to carve the potato without your child near you. Since it can be easy to slip with the knife, you should have a quiet space to focus. 

Cut out a 4 leaf clover in a piece of paper

First, cut the potato in half. Then, to get the correct shape for your stamp, cut out a clover in a piece of paper. Double check that the clover is the same size as the potato. Place the paper directly on the potato. Each corner of the clover should be slightly smaller than the edge of the potato.

Creating a 4 leaf clover potato stamp for St. Patrick's day is simple to do. First, cut out the shape of the stamp in a piece of paper, and place it on the potato.

To make the stamp, cut out the shape you want in a piece of paper.

Use a carving knife to create the shape

If you use a carving knife, you can get the sharp corners you need where the clovers meet the stem. To make the shape of the stamp more pronounced, make the carvings deep. Leave the paper shape of the clover on the potato as you carve. This will help you better envision the end result while you carve. I tried carving without the paper shape, and I found it very difficult to get the correct shape.

With a DIY potato stamp, children can make fun St. Patrick's day cards and banners.

Creating the shape of the stamp is simple if you leave the paper shape on the potato while you carve it.

Apply paint

You can use any color green to make your 4 leaf clover. We used a sparkly, bright green shade. I liked that the vibrant color reminded me of spring. To apply the paint, use a medium size paint brush. Only apply to the stamp area, and check that the whole stamp is covered.

Children will love watching you make a sparkly green potato stamp for St. Patrick's Day!

Children will love watching you make a sparkly green potato stamp for St. Patrick’s Day!

Stamp paper, and enjoy!

Finally, practice stamping paper. You might need a few tries before you get the shape just right. Sometimes, the color looks more heavy than it is when it dries later. For your child to begin making a craft, demonstrate how to stamp the paper, and give supplies to make a festive St. Patrick’s Day card or banner. My children enjoyed making cards with colorful construction paper.

Your child will enjoy watching you create the 4 leaf clover potato stamp.

Your child will enjoy watching you create the 4 leaf clover potato stamp.

Will you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a tradition? Share your ideas in the comments!

Children can make a festive St. Patrick's Day card or banner using a DIY 4 leaf clover potato stamp.

Children can make a festive St. Patrick’s Day card or banner using a DIY 4 leaf clover potato stamp.

For more fun and simple DIY St. Patrick’s Day crafts, check out How To Make A St. Patrick’s Day Puzzle, Simple DIY St. Patrick’s Day Candle Holder, and Holidays. Get more tips by following Theresa’s Reviews on FacebookTwitterPinterestInstagramFlipboard, and Youtube.

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27 Responses

  1. Tereza

    This is such a good idea! I always struggle to make nice potato stamps so make them from a thin sheet of foam instead! x

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  2. karen

    What a fun way to use food for crafting! You have some mad crazy skills cutting out that clover from a potato. I’m wondering what mine would look like at the end. hmmm…. might not be as fab as yours!

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  3. Robin Rue

    I love making potato stamps! This one is so cute and I could think of so many projects to use it with.

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  4. Di Hickman

    This brings back memories! Used to make these potato stamps as a kid, and had so much fun. Great idea to make a 4 leaf clover, seasonal stuff for kids is fun!

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  5. Reesa Lewandowski

    This is so cool! My daughter would love to do this and will probably want to make one for everything!

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  6. Heather

    Gosh I used to love making and using potato stamps. Yet, I have never done it with my own kids! I have got to do this, thanks for reminding me 🙂

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  7. Kiwi

    Gosh st. pattty’s day is already approaching?! Wow but this is a fun cute craft to get them in the spirit.

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  8. lydia

    Oh my gosh, this is such a neat idea! I love how this stamp can be made from something you already have in your pantry!

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  9. Heather

    I love this craft so much! I made potato stamps with my oldest daughter often when she was younger. I’m sure my younger daughter would love this project!

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  10. Brittany

    This is such a cute stamp craft! My kids have been asking to do a craft lately and I think this is the perfect one to try out!

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  11. Jessica

    That stamp is so cool I think I’ve heard of making them like that a long time ago but I’ve never actually tried it. Think i may now looks really neat.

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  12. Kirsty

    What a great idea. Ironic that it’s made from a potato, lol. Might give this one a go although I doubt it’ll look like yours 🙂

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