DIY Stamps and art supplies, oh, how I love you!
Making our own art supplies has done wonders for helping my kids develop their resourceful muscle. As a result of turning corks into stamps and chopsticks into painting tools, I’m constantly catching my girls rescuing cardboard from the recycling bin and saying things like, “let’s turn this into art!”
In that spirit, I pulled this list of DIY stamp ideas together as a resource for all of the busy teachers, enthusiastic recyclers, and crafty parents (or any combination of the above), I hope you’re find this list of upcycled materials helpful and inspiring.
DIY Stamps from Household Materials:
Sunflower Cardboard Roll Stamp, Crafty Morning
Cardboard Roll Heart Stamp, TinkerLab
Cork Stamps, Happy Hooligans wraps corks into groups, dips them into paint, and then turns the designs into flowers by glueing a button in the middle.
Cosmetic Wedge Stamps, TinkerLab
More DIY Stamps from Household Supplies
Potato Masher Stamp, No Time for Flash Cards
Button Stamps, What do we do All Day?
Cardboard Stamp, Housing a Forest
Dice Stamping, Housing a Forest stamps out math problems with dice.
DIY Stamps from Food
Potato Stamps, TinkerLab
Apple Stamps, TinkerLab
Lettuce Stamps, Housing a Forest
Celery Stamps, TinkerLab
Stamp with Okra, Curly Birds
Bell Pepper Shamrocks, Crafty Morning
DIY Stamps with Foam Stickers
Foam Sticker Block Stamp, TinkerLab also draws on the stickers with special rubber stamp pens for a unique and individual stamp effect.
DIY Name Stamp, Mama Papa Bubba
Jar Lid Craft Foam Stamps, No Time for Flash Cards cut out their own unique shapes from large sheets of craft foam
Corks and Craft Foam Stamps, Happiness is Homemade