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Potato Patterns

Potato Printing Paint

This printmaking Ed-Venture is an easy introduction to printmaking which has numerous developmental benefits for your child. I will help them to improve their bilateral communication, fine motor skills and their self-control (because good things come to those who wait for paint to dry!) Printmaking is one of the most fun activities we can do with our children at this age – and there’s no denying it’s great fun for us all!

The activity is simple – it only takes 10 minutes to prep. You will need:

Potatoes

Paint, in 3 different colours

Paper

Step 1.

Cut the potatoes into manageable pieces, in four different shapes. These can be simple free form chunks, or if you have good carving skills, go with a selection of geometric shapes. You don’t need to be an expert, but as long as they all look different, the shapes you choose is your call!

Step 2.

Squeeze a small amount of paint into saucer and, using a combination of shapes and colours, stamp out a pattern for your child to continue and complete.

Step 3.

Encourage and praise your child as they create the pattern, with bonus praise if they’re doing an accurate job! This Ed-Venture will reinforce the importance of sequencing patterns and repetition.

Take photos and Instagram them with the mention @learnwithojo, for a claim to social media fame.

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