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Saturday, September 14, 2013

Potato Stamps: Make an Easy Fall Banner - Contributor Post

Today, I've got an amazing craft from Samantha over at A Day Well Spent. A great way to use potatoes and a great way to spend an afternoon!

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It doesn't quite feel like fall here just yet, but it is September, the kids are back in school and that is a good enough reason for me, to start fall crafting.

I have always wanted to give potato stamps a try, and I thought Ava would really enjoy them as well so we gathered the materials to make a fall leaf banner using potato stamps.

Yes, she was trying to grab the knife, you have to watch out for Ava. ;)
What you need:
a large potato
a knife
assorted leaves
pencil
paint 
paintbrushes
muslin 


To create the stamps cut in half your large potato. Trace your leaf onto the potato. Once you have traced the leaf you can go ahead and cut out around the leaf. The idea is to have the traced leaf sticking out of the potato, like so:
potato stamps!

 Next step is to paint! Once you have paint on your stamp, lay it flat on the muslin and press down hard. Carefully life straight up so you don't smudge the paint.




this is my favorite leaf, painted by Ava.

After you are done painting, you can hang up your muslin to dry. Once dry, you can then cut out the individual leaf prints and string them up. Then hang your banner up in a spot where you can admire your work for all of fall. :)



1 comment:

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    Saturated Fat

    Who can resist a hot dish of resep perkedel kentang french fries are served with mayonnaise or ketchup? But you know, in foods that are "good" that there are many bad fats or saturated fats. Indeed, anyway, not all types of fat is bad. There are also several types of fats that are good for health.

    But the type of saturated fat, fat in these foods, the main originator of cancer, diabetes, and heart, which is directly linked to clogged arteries. When you consume these fats, they make platelets in your blood stream.

    This makes platelets sticky bit later form clumps that are connected resep dimsum to the walls of the arteries that supply vital areas of your body with oxygen and nutrients. This small clumps make a wall plaque that will eventually lead to heart attack or stroke.

    Unlike the good fats, such as vegetable oils (including olive oil and sunflower), which actually has a protective effect on health.
    The damage done by saturated fats can be found in margarine, vegetable oils and partially hydrogenated everything.

    Saturated fats have also been shown to increase levels of bad cholesterol or low density lipoprotein. These fats also can resep sop buah stay in the body longer and improves blood circulation triglyceride lowering good cholesterol or high-density lipoprotein

    Bad Carbohydrates

    Starch in potatoes is composed of simple carbohydrates. Most fries made of white darikentang proved much easier to convert in the body in the form gula.Ketika your body needs carbohydrates in quick time, this sugar forced "absorb" in order to be used as energy.

    Otherwise, the sugar will be stored as cara membuat bubur ayam fat. Unless you consume before or after strenuous exercise, the sugar may be directly decomposed. But if you consume them in large quantities without great activity, will quickly convert carbohydrates into sugar high and causes increased insulin production in the body. If the supply insulan continue to soar, insulin resistance is also growing and the body of a higher risk of heart disease and diabetes.

    Trans fat

    Trans fats are fats derived from vegetable oils pemanasam. Just like saturated fat, trans fatty acids on the fries are also cara membuat klepon at high risk of causing heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.

    Trans fats act as carcinogens in the body. The fries were memilikitingkat high acrylamide, also claimed to be cancer-causing substances. Although there has been no conclusive results regarding the relationship between the children who frequently consumed French fries and cancer, but health experts recommend that they avoid these foods.

    Given that, every year of cancer in children continues to rise in the age of 3-5 years.

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