Resene Paints - home page

One potato... two potato

Turn a potato into a smiley face stamp and make this cool poster with a little bit of help from Resene.

One potato... two potato - instruction sheet

Download PDF

Resene kids art with Mark Rayner - Project 63

Difficulty level: Easy

You will need: Knife, Large piece of poster paper, Piece of kitchen towel, Plastic bowl, Potato, Resene testpots of Resene Alabaster and Resene Get Reddy, Stick for stirring

Top tip: Make sure you leave your poster to dry thoroughly before putting up on your wall - otherwise you might smudge the paint.

Here's another idea: Cut a star shape from a potato and use it with Resene Art Action Scotty Silver to make your own Christmas card.

Children's art project -
One potato... two potato

Make a potato star stamp Another idea: Star stamp

Step 1
Step one
Carefully cut the potato in half - you might need a grown up to help with this bit.
Step 2
Step two
Carefully cut a smiley face into the flat side of the potato – again, you might need a grown up to help. Pat the potato dry with a piece of kitchen paper.
Step 3
Step three
Pour some Resene Get Reddy and Resene Alabaster into a plastic bowl and mix together slightly.
Step 4
Step four
Dip the potato stamp into the partly mixed paint and remove the excess paint by lightly dragging along the edge of the bowl. Press the potato onto the poster paper and carefully lift off. Repeat until the paper is covered with smiley faces.

Other projects you might like to try

Make a glove puppet
Prize puppet

Kids art projects
Paint a daisy vase
Daisy vase

Kids art projects
Paint a portrait
Crackle man

Kids art projects
Make a birdhouse
Home tweet home

Kids garden projects
Paint a old wooden toy cart
Painted toy cart

Toys and games
Make a aim and drop button game
Button drop

Toys and games

Resene Paints Ltd

Resene Paints Ltd   –

We would love to hear from you if you wish to use Resene's images, information and ideas for social medial, blogs, newsletters and other media use. Please email and let us know what you need, what it is for and how Resene will be acknowledged as the source of the content. We are happy to assist with most requests.

Our vision is to be respected as a trusted, ethical and sustainable company and acknowledged as the leading provider of innovative paint and colour technology. View Resene’s profile, Quality Policy, Environmental Policy and Health & Safety Policy.

Any personal data, such as name, address, phone, email details, supplied to Resene for the purposes of receiving newsletters, orders etc will be retained by Resene Paints Ltd and used only by Resene Paints Ltd and its trusted agencies for the purposes of communication/promotion/providing service to you. We do not sell, trade or otherwise transfer your personal data to outside third parties. If you wish to opt out of communication from Resene please complete our contact us form. View our full Privacy Policy.

Colours shown on this website are a representation only. Please refer to the actual paint or product sample. Resene colour charts, testpots and samples are available for ordering online.   See measurements/conversions for more details on how electronic colour values are achieved.

View Videos