Homemade stampers are easy to make using items you have around the house…
They were a breeze to make, the hooligans had a great time testing them all out, and I’m happy to say that they worked like a charm!
How I made them:
Armed with my hot glue gun and a container of foam craft pieces, I searched around the craft room for objects to glue the foam bits to.
Here are a few items that I came up with:
Wine corks: We have a bucket full of corks, and they get used here on an almost daily basis here. The hooligans like to drop them into empty juice jugs and through wrapping paper tubes. A cork on its own makes a great stamper. We’ve used them before to stamp polka-dots onto our crafts, simply by dipping them in paint. This is how they turned out when I glued some foam pieces onto them. Aren’t they pretty?
Bottle tops: I have a container of bottle tops that I’ve saved for various activities. We use them on our homemade light box, and the hooligans like to just play with them, stacking and sorting them by colour. They were perfect for turning into stampers.
Rocks: A rock with a fairly flat surface makes a great stamper
Wood blocks: wooden blocks make excellent stampers, as they’re easy for little hands to grip, and you can glue your foam pieces to more than one side. I put a foam piece on each end of this wooden block.
Styrofoam blocks: I keep a large stash of styrofoam hand here because it’s super for constructing with. Check out the styrofoam structures that the hooligans made last year using golf tees and craft sticks! A small block of styrofoam makes an awesome stamp, and again, you can glue foam shapes to all sides.
For stamping, you can use an actual stamp pad, but we also like to use our paint dabbers. We just swiped the paint dabber over the foam piece, and it made for perfect stamping!
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Happy Homemade Stamping!