Who would have guessed that the potato would be so versatile.
Taking time to celebrate the day by making art, using; a potato, a little bit of paint, along with pieces of fabric, will stimulate the creative flow. The most special place for an impromptu art making event would be the Kitchen Floor, with easy access to common tools for creating.
You can’t go wrong with a potato, when carving them to use as a stamp for art. The lines or shapes you make have a soft edge when stamping onto fabric. Easy to use with kitchen utensils; knife, spoon, ice cream or melon scoop, even forks for texture and shape making.
Primary paint colours are stunning on white cloth using simple shapes, followed by repetition in pattern making. Seeing the beauty before the art is complete, is exciting!
Bunting is typically used for celebration and cheerful decor, so why not decorate your desk or window. The bunting I made is from old cotton sheets, left over piece from my art batiks. There is only one fold in the fabric bunting and a piece of yarn or string can be used to suspend the little artworks.
This project is meant to be fun, using simple things that make a big impression. It will be a memorable experience for children as they learn what and where a potato comes from while also discovering their personal sense of design and pattern making. Also, threading the bunting may be the first time at attempting sewing.
So much to learn and share.