Flower Bows

I’m currently in love with bows! In fact, I’m so liking this craft that I immediately bought materials to start working on it. With few pieces of ribbons, embellishments and glue gun, I’ve got myself cute and pretty bows to adorn my daughter’s hair.

Let’s welcome Spring with flowers in our hair!

My little girl specifically asked me to make her a flower bow. The first one I made her was Hello Kitty bow (her request too).

I want to post how I did this, but me thinks a video would be better. Unfortunately, I don’t have video making/editing skills. *sad face*

Potato Stamp

Kids love to stamp figures and shapes on papers.  It’s a good way for them to learn their triangles, squares, stars and other shapes while they’re having fun.  You can even make them alphabets and numbers, tough they’re quite tricky to carve with a knife.  An easy way to make shape stamps is using potatoes.

What you’ll need:

carving knife or any ordinary knife
cookie cutter
water color

What to do:

1. Cut a potato in half.
2. Push the cookie cutter deep into the cut surface (about 1/4 to 1/2 of a centimeter thick).

3. Carve with a knife leaving the shape raised.
4. Once you’re finished carving, pull out the cookie cutter and viola! you got yourself a stamp!

Then you can dip your potato stamp into the water color or brush the water color on it and stamp on paper.

Another way to do it:
Use the pen to draw any shape you want on the cut surface of the potato.  Then do steps 3 and 4.

Kid-tested and kid-approved!

Go check your pantry for any potatoes and carve away!