My daughter is obsessed with everything “spooky” right now. Actually, it started in the spring for some reason she has been hooked on Halloween themed books, shows and crafts for a while now. We’ve been checking out lots of Halloween books at the library lately, and now that it’s October I’m finally starting to share her enthusiasm for the holiday.
We set out this morning to make a not-so-spooky Halloween themed baby bib. Using potatoes to make paint stamps is always a winner for toddlers so we used that concept to make the base of our goofy pumpkins. Just add some stems, vines, smiles and googly eyes and you have an adorable little pumpkin.
Here’s the step by step tutorial to make your own potato stamp pumpkin baby bib:
What you need:
- Plain, green baby bib
- Green and orange fabric paint (you could use acrylic paint if needed)
- 1 medium sized potato sliced in half
- Paint brush
- Googly eyes
- Hot glue gun
- Black permanent marker
How to make the potato stamp pumpkins:
Step 1 –
Slice the potato in half.
Step 2 –
Spread a small amount of orange paint onto a plate. Press the flat side of the cut potato into the paint to evenly coat the potato stamp with paint.
Step 3 –
Press the potato onto the bib to create your pumpkin shape. Try rotating the potato for each pumpkin to create different sized pumpkins.
Step 4 –
Using the paint brush, paint on three pumpkin stems and vines.
Step 5 –
Let the paint dry thoroughly.
Step 6 –
Glue on two googly eyes for each pumpkin with the hot glue gun (do not let your young child operate the hot glue gun).
Step 7 –
Draw on three pumpkin smiles with a black permanent marker.
Cicily and I made this for my sister who is expecting her first baby this spring. This new addition to our family will be Cicily’s very first “baby cousin” which she is thrilled about. 🙂
If you don’t want to make a bib, you can also try making potato stamped pumpkin hand towels for the kitchen. Hand painted dish towels always make super cute homemade gifts for Grandmas and the pumpkin theme is perfect for fall decorating.
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