We used this fun way to make homemade stamps. I used a laundry detergent lid and a sponge. I cut the sponge in the shape of a heart, since we are using this stamp for Valentine’s Day cards. I used puff paint to adhere the sponge to the lid, but you can use glue.
In the picture you will see other lids. Those were complete failures for this project, but I will introduce that idea later for another project.
I put craft paint on a Styrofoam meat tray (cleaned of course) and let my son stamp away on some envelopes. He had a huge blast. It only took a few minutes before he realized his little fist fit inside the lid. Then Cole suddenly became “Stamper Robot Guy”. Those are his words, in case you didn’t know.
It also only took him about 3 seconds to figure it would be fun to swirl the colors of paint together instead of stamping them separately. But he was right, it looked cool.
This fun project can be used for any time of year, not just for holidays. You can use any shape you would like. It is just a ton of fun. The large size lids are perfect for smaller hands. Try it.
I used a laundry detergent lid for this craft, so tell me what is your favorite detergent?