In a few weeks, we will be taking our annual trip to the pumpkin patch. To get ready for our adventure, we have been learning all about pumpkins and doing many fun pumpkin themed activities like this Potato Stamped Pumpkin Patch Process Art Craft.
How To Make The Potato Stamped Pumpkin Patch Process Art Craft:
- White Card Stock
- Paper Plate
- Orange Paint
- Paint Brush
- Knife (for adult use only!)
- Green Marker
- Green Ribbon
This simple Fall process art activity requires very little preparation. Simply spread some orange paint on a paper plate and cut the potato in half. (adults only please!) This creative seasonal activity is perfect to do in classroom because it is inexpensive and most of the supplies are readily available.
To begin painting, dip the potato in the orange paint. Carefully life the potato up and check the bottom to see if it is completely covered with paint. If there are bare spots, dip the potato in the paint again and twist it around or use a paint brush to cover the spots.
Next, gently press the potato down onto the piece of white card stock or other heavy paper. I recommend that you use thick, heavy paper so the paint doesn’t soak through it. You can continue to fill your paper with potato stamped pumpkins until your pumpkin patch is full.
After the paint dries, draw a stem on top of each pumpkin with a green marker. As an option, you can draw a line to each pumpkin to connect them together too.
To add more detail to your picture, cut green ribbon into pieces that are about two inches long. Next, curl the ribbon and glue them to the bottom of the stems for the pumpkin veins.
This Potato Stamped Pumpkin Patch Process Art Craft is a fun and creative way to celebrate Fall and get ready for your field trip to the pumpkin patch.