About: I´m a biologist, I teach Biology and Ecology. I like to do crafts. I am a volunteer in an environmental education program at the San Marcos University Natural History Museum. There I develop activities for you…

Hi, this project is carried out with great affection to celebrate the national day of the potatoes in Perú, which we celebrate on May 30. We are proud of this product of Peruvian origin, with more than 30000 varieties, which today feeds the world.

I also refer to a culinary dish from Perú that is made with potatoes that form a dough that is filled and then fried.

This project also aim to reuse articles, in this case socks no longer use, that are broken or faded. Patchwork t-shirts can also be used.

These potatoes (papitas rellenas) can have several uses, such as stress balls, pad to support the hand or pincushon.

Step 1: Supplies:

  • Socks no longer use
  • Thread and neecle
  • Moving eyes
  • Microporous patch or foamy
  • Liquid silicone
  • Scissors
  • Filling (cotton or seeds)

Step 2: Prepare the Material

We take an old sock and cut it to about 10 to 15 cm long, depending on how you will use it.

Step 3: Fill

We fill the sock with cotton fleece or seeds. Depending on how we use it, we use more or less filler. If it is ball stress, do not fill much.

Step 4: Sew

Let's sew the open end with thread and needle, folding the edges in. You don't need to be very wordy, the same looks good

Step 5: Dimple

We make some dimples (in Perú we call them eyes); sewing from side to side of the potato, several times and knot well.

Step 6: Decorate

We embroider eyes like knot, or glue the moving eyes. We cut a mouth in foamy and glue it.

That's all.

Step 7: Have Fun Making Papitas Rellenas

You can also use them as keychains

Thank you very much

Step 8:

Potato Speed Challenge

Participated in the
Potato Speed Challenge