Today's Snack: Make Cheesy Baked Potato Slices. Here's how to make
enough for one person, but it's easily expanded for more. Preheat oven to 400
degrees. In a small bowl, combine about one-fourth of a can of cream of chicken
soup, 1/8 tsp. paprika, and a few shakes of pepper. Stir. Take one unpeeled
baking potato and wash. Slice into ¼" slices. Arrange slices in a greased
baking dish. Sprinkle with about ¼ C. shredded mozzarella cheese. Spoon the
soup mixture over. Cover dish with foil. Bake at 400 degrees for 45 minutes.
Uncover and bake another 10 minutes.
One baking potato for every 2 stamps desired
Ballpoint pen or fine-point marker
Kitchen knife (parental guidance for safety!!!)
Tempera paint, any color(s)
(note: some people think if you mix evaporated milk
with liquid tempera paint, it sticks to the potato better - so mix one
tablespoon of evaporated milk with one tablespoon of liquid tempera paint, and
Saucer to hold paint
Shapes to be copied for your design, if desired
Paper - construction? cardstock? tissue paper?
posterboard? -- to make stationery, birthday cards, gift tags, giftwrap, a
poster or whatever you'd like
If you're going to stamp on fabric, such as
decorating a T-shirt or pillowcase, use fabric paint
Potato stamps are fun and easy. Have adult help if you
need it. Start by cutting a baking potato in half, nice and straight and
can look at any design or shape you'd like to copy, or just wing it. Using a
ballpoint pen, pencil or fine-point marker, draw your design on the potato
might make a star, fish, moon, sun, triangle, smiley face, lightning bolt,
horse, dog, shamrock, heart, the number for your age, a spiral pattern . . .
whatever you like!
cut away the background - whatever you DON'T want to show up when you stamp
your potato stamp.
about ¼" deep. Carefully, using the kitchen knife, cut away whatever you don't
want to show. Your final shape should stick out from the surface of the rest of
pour a paint color into a saucer, and stamp your paper or fabric (see above) in
any design that you'd like.
your potato stamp and dry it completely before you switch to a different color.
you can make two potato stamps from your two potato halves. And when you're
done making stamps with those two designs, you can re-cut a smooth surface on
each half, and start over! One potato might be able to yield 10 or 12 stamp
designs, if you're careful!
your stamps are dry, you can decorate them some more with marker pens, glitter
or whatever you'd like.