DIY Potato Print

Woodblock pattern printing is the oldest type of textile printing in the world. This tuber-enabled adaptation is kid-friendly, and makes great gift wrapping, wall hangings and refrigerator art.


Supplies: potatoes, paint, foam brush, old plate, old newspaper, a paring knife and paper.


  • Use the newspaper to protect your work surface.
  • Cut the potatoes into fun-shaped blocks.
  • Pour paint onto your plate, and apply to your potato blocks with the foam brush.


  • Start with some practice stamping.
  • Once you find a pattern you like, stamp it out on an entire piece of paper from left-to-right, top-to-bottom. Inconsistency adds to beauty.