My children are fans of stamping, so we thought we would try our hand at making our own stamps to create some art.
We used some of our blocks and craft supplies to create the stamps. The craft supplies included: foil (which could be folded and moulded to create different shapes), straws, foam stickers, coloured matchsticks, pom poms and pipe cleaners.
To create the stamps it was a matter of gluing the different bits and pieces onto the blocks.
The stamps created:
We made some predictions about which stamps we thought might work well (produce clear images). The foil stamps didn’t fare so well. The stamps that produced the best results were those containing the pom poms and foam stickers.
We left our stamps to dry over night.
The next day, after examining the different shapes and patterns, we brainstormed ways the stamps could be used to create a picture.
Miss Four loved the idea of filling her page with lots of colourful images from the stamps.
It was a fun creative challenge to come up with ways to use the stamps to create pictures. The pictures created included:
Miss 7 created an elephant
Miss 7 (with some help) also created “Giant In The Woods”.
Miss 7 had a few attempts at creating a butterfly and ended up creating this beautiful one:
Master Six used the DIY stamps to create a house.
Master 6 also created a fantastic robot.
Miss Four was keen to make lots of abstract art.