If you have an excess of potatoes and some bored children lying around, this is a great festive craft activity to keep them busy! Round halved potatoes make excellent bauble shapes and you can carve various designs into them.
Whether you have a toddler or an older child, it’s something everyone can enjoy. We think they would look brilliant on homemade Christmas cards! This idea comes from craftymorning.com.
You will need:
- Knife (for adults)
- Sparkly pipe cleaners
- Black pen
Start by cutting your potatoes in half and carving out designs/lines in it. I would look for a potato that is the most round to make it look like a bauble. Have the kids take a paintbrush and paint on Christmas colours.
Have them stamp it on a white piece of paper and sprinkle with glitter. Take a black marker and draw a small rectangle on top of each ornament shape. Cut short pieces of pipe cleaner and twist it at the bottom to make it look like the string for the ornaments.