How To Make A DIY 4 Leaf Clover Potato Stamp for St. Patrick’s Day Theresa February 22, 2017 crafts, Holidays 27 Comments 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. 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. 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! 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. 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. 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 Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Flipboard, and Youtube. 27 Responses Tereza February 22, 2017 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 Reply karen February 22, 2017 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! Reply Debbie February 22, 2017 I love making potato stamps!! So cool to be able to use sparkly paint, too! Reply Jessi February 22, 2017 That is super cute. I remember doing potato stamps as a kid and thinking it was the coolest thing ever. Reply Terri Steffes February 23, 2017 Kids always love stamping. This is super cute, too. I would make a rainbow of shamrocks! Reply Adrienne Carter February 23, 2017 These are adorable! I work in special education and my kids would love this! Thanks for sharing! Reply Cynthia @craftoflaughter February 23, 2017 Oh my gosh, I haven’t made potato stamps in years. What a great activity to do with my grandkids! How fun. Reply Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh February 23, 2017 We did these when I was a para in prek. I think we stamped with potatoes for almost every holiday! Reply Belle February 23, 2017 That is such a great idea! I used to do food art when I was a kid but haven’t done that with my kids yet. I need to start doing that. Belle | One Awesome Momma Reply Tabitha Shakespeare February 23, 2017 We used to do potato stamps all the time growing up! It’s one of my favorite childhood memories! Reply Robin Rue February 23, 2017 I love making potato stamps! This one is so cute and I could think of so many projects to use it with. Reply Di Hickman February 23, 2017 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! Reply Reesa Lewandowski February 23, 2017 This is so cool! My daughter would love to do this and will probably want to make one for everything! Reply Heather February 24, 2017 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 🙂 Reply Kiwi February 24, 2017 Gosh st. pattty’s day is already approaching?! Wow but this is a fun cute craft to get them in the spirit. Reply Rachel Catherine February 24, 2017 Oh we love making potato stamps! They’re so easy and fun to make and provide hours of entertainment. Reply Tara February 24, 2017 This is a neat idea that contains the mess and then you can just throw it away! Reply lydia February 24, 2017 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! Reply Heather February 24, 2017 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! Reply Brittany February 25, 2017 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! Reply Dawn McAlexander February 25, 2017 That looks so cute! What a great idea for St. Patrick’s Day. The ironic thing is, potatoes are one of the biggest foods in Ireland! Reply Amber Nelson February 26, 2017 I have heard of doing this before, but I have never actually tried it! Looks like fun! Reply Jessica February 27, 2017 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. Reply Cecilia Cannon February 27, 2017 I remember my mom doing this when I was little. I don’t know why I haven’t done it with my kids. they would love to make a potatoe stamp! Reply Caitlin February 28, 2017 What a clever idea! I’m going to try this as a craft with my nieces for St. Patrick’s Day. Reply How To Go Green For St. Patrick's Day - Theresa's Reviews March 4, 2017 […] bottom of the article. To discover more St. Patrick’s Day inspiration, you can read How To Make A DIY 4 Leaf Clover Potato Stamp for St. Patrick’s Day and Simple DIY St. Patrick’s Day Candle […] Reply Kirsty March 5, 2017 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 🙂 Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.