Who knew that a potato stamp and a Doctor Party could go together so well? Well, it does! You can make your own red cross party banner with a potato. All you need to do is make a potato stamp cross.
You will need: potato, knife, red paint, precut white paper pennants (about 3″ wide x 4-1/4″ tall), washi tape, string
Directions: First, (this part is for adults only!) cut the potato in half. Draw a cross on one half of the potato with a permanent marker. If you are having a hard time drawing on the potato, try to dry off the potato with a towel. Next, with a knife, carefully carve out the outside of the potato, so that you only have the cross popping up. Small and gentle cuts work the best. As soon as the potato is carved, spread some paint on a disposable plate. You can use the paint two different ways – spread out the paint so you only have a thin layer on the plate to use as a stamp pad. Or, use a sponge brush and brush paint onto your potato stamp before stamping.
This is the best part for kids – stamp your red cross potato stamp onto one of your precut white paper pennants. Let the kids stamp all the pennants to create some unique and special Doctor Party decorations. Once the paint is dry, tape the top of the pennants to string to finish your banner.
Photography, design + styling by Sara Schmutz.