Halloween Potato Printing

Potato printing is such a simple painting activity for kids, but always lots of fun. When we started this Halloween activity I knew it would most likely end up as one big painty mess but Harry had the best time doing it. 

halloween art potato printing

I cut a few halloween shapes out of the potatoes for Harry (not the best but he was happy with them) and squirted some poster paint onto paper plates.

pumpkin potato print

painting with potatoes

Harry started off carefully doing a few Halloween prints with the potatoes. 

ghost craft potato print
pumpkin craft potato print

But very quickly decided it was more fun smudging the paint around the paper with the potatoes.

potato print painting: process art

Harry then decided to do some 'mixing' by putting black and white paint on his hands and smudging it together. He was delighted to tell me that the black and white paint made silver when it was mixed together. ( He really enjoyed the colour mixing when we made our paper plate pumpkins so I think he wanted to do it again)

colour mixing using hands

This was what we ended up with..........

process art technique for toddlers and preschoolers

Harry: Age 3 

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