I was inspired to make these after seeing a post on another blog using wax on jar lids, I have just spent over an hour trying to find that post again and can’t. I will keep trying, I feel so strongly to cite any place I get inspiration from and am beyond frustrated I can’t find it. It’s now a quest! ** Found it thanks to Laura : Here it is Bottle Cap Stamps These were so fun to make, easy and worked so well. We will be making these again for sure. There is something amazing when kids see something they helped make work so well.
- Gather your materials. You will need some recycled jar lids, foam, double stick tape, a marker, scissors, a stamp pad and some paper.
- Start by drawing shapes on a piece of foam. My son chose a star and a car , while my choice was a flower.
- Cut the pictures out.
- Layer a square of foam on the jar lid , using double stick tape to secure it.
- Add your shapes , using double stick tape. Make sure it’s as flat as possible.
- Press it into the stamp pad.
- Print onto your paper.
What shape this is?
What shape this is?
Do you know what shape this is I’m holding in my hand?
“So Many Circles, So many Squares” by Tana Hoban is a picture book that is all about shapes in our environment. There is page after page of pictures of daily life, food, signs etc… with the simple question of finding the shapes in the photos. It’s a great book to use as a launch pad into a shape hunt in your own home or around town and worth a few looks because you will be surprised at the shapes you missed the first time.
Tara Rison says
Love these! So cute and so easy!
Just Me says
What a great idea! I have wanted to do some stamping with my kids but have been reluctant to go spend more money on more craft items. Love the foam idea – and recycling lids in this way! I read somewhere the other day that you can make stamp pad by putting paint onto a sponge and soaking it up from there, so we're going to try that as well since we have no stamp pads and way too much paint. LOVE your site!!!!
What fun! We will defiantly try these! Thanks for the post!
Very cute! I've also used old spools (the old wooden ones, from thread) as the "handles" on home-made stampers. They're great for little hands to hold onto! And if you're not an artist at all (like me!!), using self-stick foam shapes works great!!
LOVE this idea! I have so much foam laying around here! I've also used the lids from empty laundry detergent bottles. They are big and sturdy and easy for little fingers to hold.
Great timing! I need to make a stamp for another activity I'm involved in and couldn't figure out the best way to do it – this will work perfectly!!!
I did something similar recently, but used wood blocks and made my daughter a name stamp. The jar lid is a great…better…idea!
Mama Ruck says
Yesterday we finished a jar of peanut butter and I could not throw the lid away. It was a shiny brass lid and I just knew I could something with it. Thanks you for making my quest to find something to do with a jar lid short! By the way, we love the fabric art in Ship Shapes.
such a great idea! I hate when I can not find a blog that I saw something on as well. It can make me nuts till I find it or till I just let it go. 🙂
I love it.My daughter received alot of foam for her birthday present this year and I've been racking my brain for ideas..Thanks.
Allie, I am linking you… this is the perfect complement to my post!
Ingenious, by the way!
A homemade stamp pad, how cool I have never seen that!
Teri- great point, what an easy way to do this!
Annette I loved your name block stamp- very very cute! Everyone should check it out ( http://livelearnlove226.blogspot.com/2009/07/diy-personalized-name-stamp.html )
Beverly, yes I am still looking, I have a hard time letting things go… 😉 Is that a new picture of Noah? He looks so much older, I need to pop over to your blog, it's been a while.
Thanks Jessica- I will swing by your blog to see.
Laura Read says
Here's where I've seen it. Not sure if that's the same place you saw it.
Thanks for all your great ideas. My daughter loves when we do an activity from your site (and she especially loves listening to your songs)
Laura you are my new best friend that is it!!
The Frugal Homeschooling Mom says
I love this idea! I'm going to have to try it with Laynie. She'll have a blast!
Pink & Green Mama says
So cute!!! Can't wait to try this one out with my own crafty girls : )
You are awesome! Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us!
thank you thank you so much!
My son loves stamps and we are using your other alphabet designs mostly for our Alphabet wall.
This looks like so much fun!
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This is going to save me a fortune! 🙂
Another craft/game I’ve done using lids is to stick a picture (I did baby faces) in the inside and cover the picture with contact paper. I stored them in a tin and they were are fav of my son’s and many of his little friends.