In the last post I showed you how we make our simple reusable stamp pads. They are so easy to make, and I love that they can be used with either tempera or acrylic paints. From that post, I had a few questions about how we made our cardboard stamp. Since they are so easy to make, it is not much of a tutorial. However, next time you are looking for art materials don’t over look the possibilities of the simple cardboard box!
To make your own DIY Cardboard stamp, you will need:
- A Corrugated Cardboard box
- Glue gun
- Scissors or Exacto Knife
- Stamp the cardboard silhouette as is and make a clean simple image.
- Add a little texture by peeling the layer of paper off revealing the corrugation underneath and then stamp.
- Add even more texture by peeling only select sections of paper off and leaving some spots where the paper is sill intact.
Everyone has a different look that they are like, and there is no right or wrong way to create yous stamp. Let the kids have fun peeling paper and see what they come up with, you might be surprised!
Glue small blocks of cardboard to the back side of the stamp to act as a handle for lifting the stamp.
Kids will love designing their own stamp and creating a simple masterpiece. However, you may have to help little fingers cut out their stamp. Cardboard is a bit tricky to cut.
Check out my Cardboard Creations Pinterest Board for more wonderful inspiring ideas all centered around cardboard