Potato Head - FamilyEducation

Potato Head

by Trish Kuffner, author of The Children's Busy Book

Try this game with a real potato, and make facial features from clay, felt scraps, or miniature marshmallows.


Materials

  • Large baking potato
  • Scrub brush
  • Play dough or clay, felt scraps, buttons, raisins, miniature marshmallows, toothpicks, yarn or old plastic scouring pad, fabric or ribbon scraps

Directions

  1. Clean the potato well with a scrub brush. Give your child an assortment of items with which to decorate her potato.
  2. She can make facial features from play dough or clay, felt scraps, buttons, raisins, or miniature marshmallows and attach them with short toothpick pieces.
  3. She can use yarn or an old plastic scouring pad for hair and use fabric or ribbon scraps for a collar or hair decoration.
  4. If you like, have each family member create her own potato head.
  5. Photograph the potato head family before they become dinner.

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