Wednesday, 22 April 2020

Kayleigh's Crafts - Make Your Own Stamps


Today we're making stamps from things you can find around your house. 

To make these yourself, have a look at our YouTube video or follow this step-by-step guide.  

All of our stamps require paint.

Stamp 1:

You will need:

  • Cardboard or Sponge
  • String
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Cut a small piece of cardboard or a piece of sponge. Cut some pieces of string off. Glue your string to your cardboard/sponge in any pattern you like and leave to dry. 

Once dry, take a brush and paint onto the string (trying to avoid the cardboard/sponge backing). Then use your stamp on your piece of paper. 

Have a think about what kind of design you could make. A letter, a stick figure or something random? 

Stamp 2:

You will need:

  • Cotton Bud

Take your cotton bud and dip it into your paint. Dab this straight onto you paper.  

Stamp 3:

You will need:

  • Make Up Brush

If you have an old make up brush lying around, use this to dip into your paint. I used a stippling brush for our stamp, but see how other brushes work when you dab them. 

Stamp 4:

You will need:

  • Marshmallows (big and mini)

If any of your saw our caterpillar printing video last week (blog post here), you'll know that we used big and mini marshmallows as stamps. Take your marshmallow and dip it into the paint and then dab onto your paper. 

Stamp 5:

You will need:

  • Drinking Straw

Take a drinking straw and dip the end into your paint. Dab this onto your paper to create small circles. 

Stamp 6:

You will need:

  • Milk Carton Lid

Take a milk carton lid. If you use to open side, you can create an open circle. If you dip the closed size you can create a full, closed circle. You could also use a lid instead of cardboard or a sponge for Stamp 1. 

When you're done... 

Have a look around your house to see what other things you could use as a stamp. 


We would love to see your finished crafts! 

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