Art of the Potato

Spud O'Lantern

Spud O’Lantern

I made this little potato lantern today with a birthday candle inside, a mock up for the ones we’ll be making in the Art of the Potato workshops at Spudfest.The eyes were cut out using an apple corer. The mouth is cut and the potato hollowed using a Kiddies Food Kutter knife, and then the inside is scooped out with a teaspoon.

Did you know the original Jack O’lanterns were made from potatoes?

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Cutting Potato bases for Trees

Potato Trees

Potato Trees

The grade Preps have started building the Wombat Forest from Potatoes. We used Pontiac potatoes from Bernie White’s farm for the bases, and Purple Congo potatoes  from the Dunn’s farm for the trunks. The preps cut the bases using the Kiddies Food  Kutter.

Mrs P Tati with Bernie White, one of Trentham's fabulous Spud Farmers

Mrs P Tati with Bernie White, one of Trentham’s fabulous Spud Farmers

Choosing the perfect Spuds at the Dunns farm, photos by Anneke

Choosing the perfect Spuds at the Dunn’s farm, photos by Anneke

 

 

 

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