Potato printing is an old favorite. It’s a terrific craft project for the whole family. Together you can make some beautiful materials for your Chanukah celebration: homemade wrapping paper, table cards, aprons, napkins and more. Since you’ll be buying many potatoes for your Latkes, why not buy a few extra for this project. It’s easy and fun. Just follow the steps below and you’ll be creating your own unique projects in no time.

You Will Need

  • Chanukah-shaped metal cookie cutters
  • sharp knife
  • large russet potato or sweet potato
  • paper towel
  • acrylic paints (fabric paint is best if you are painting on fabric)
  • metal tray or paper plate
  • paper or fabric on which to stamp


Step 1: Cut a potato in half and use your favorite Chanukah cookie cutter to press into the potato at least ½” deep.

Step 2: Using a paring knife, cut the negative pieces out around the potato and dispose leaving the cookie cutter shape protruding from potato. Pat your potato shape dry with a paper towel.

Step 3: Dip your shape into acrylic paint and stamp onto choice material such as paper, fabric napkins, aprons, tablecloth. The sky is the limit!