Stamping with Food

For a fun and silly twist on stamping, turn everyday ingredients like potatoes, celery and peppers into homemade stamps!

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    Gather your materials and protect your workspace with newspapers or a brown paper bag! Ask a grownup to help with the cutting below.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    To make a potato stamp, cut one potato in half. Draw a design on the surface of the potato with a marker. Cut around the shape with a kitchen knife, leaving the design so it is raised on the surface of the potato. Press it onto the stamp pad, then onto the paper.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    To make a bell pepper stamp, ask an adult to cut one bell pepper in half. Then, press the bell pepper half onto the stamp pad and then on the paper. What does it look like?

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Done!

    Finally, to make a celery stamp, cut the stalks off a bunch of celery, leaving the base intact. Press the celery stamp onto the stamp pad and then onto the paper. Does this remind you of anything? What else can you turn into a stamp?

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

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