What you need:
- Cardboard or foam board.
- Glue or hot glue.
- Various textures: bottle caps, rubber bands, string, etc.
- Paint brush.
- Paper plate.
- Various colored paints.
- Cut 3-5 squares out of the cardboard.
- Attach bottle caps, glue, string, etc. to one side of each square.
- Use a paint brush to paint the stamp you made.
- Press the stamp onto paper and add as many as you’d like.
Ways to Expand the Activity:
- On a large sheet of cardboard, attach all the objects you want on one side. Then paint it and press the paper on top of the stamps. This would be a form of printmaking.
What Kids Learn:
- Stamps impress a pattern or mark on a surface using an engraved, inked blocked, or died instrument.
- Texture is the feel, appearance, or consistency of a surface or a substance.
- Print is an indentation or mark left on a surface or soft substance by pressure.
- Printmaking is the transferring of images from one surface to another.