I can’t say I love the taste of candy corn, but there’s something about the iconic yellow, orange and white little shape that still gets me psyched for Halloween. Because it’s such a simple shape, it’s easy to make a potato stamp of it. This is a great project to do with kids. The treat bags are perfect to hold a healthy snack before little ones set out trick-or-treating.
Materials needed: potatoes (a variety of sizes), white, yellow, and orange acrylic paint, paintbrushes, a knife, small paper treat bags, mini clothespins or washi tape. Optional: alphabet stamps, stamp pad.
Step 1: Cut potato in half lengthwise.
Step 2: Cut one short end off, about 1/8″ from the edge. This will be your bottom edge of the candy corn. Cut both sides to create a triangle shape.
Step 3: Round the edges of the side you just cut.
Step 4: Put out a small amount of paint – you don’t need much.
Step 5: Paint the bottom third of the candy corn yellow, the center third of the candy corn orange, and the top third white. Do a few test runs to determine how much paint you should use on the potato.
Step 6: Press the potato paint-side down onto the craft paper bags. Let dry. Secure it with a mini clothespin, or a little bit of washi tape. If you want, use alphabet stamps to say “Boo!” or “Trick-or-Treat!” or stamp a name on the front.
Photography by Tim Gibson