Ages: 3-5, 6-8
Skills: Physical, Art
What you'll need:
Thin foam rubber scraps
Squares of cardboard
Help children create personalized gifts by designing their own wrapping paper. Even younger children can master the simple stamping technique, and both younger and older children will enjoy working with the potential variety of colors, patterns, and shapes.
What to do:
1. Draw a design on the foam rubber and cut it out.
2. Glue the shape to the cardboard square to make a stamp.
3. Ink the stamp, then press onto the tissue paper.
4. Make several design or letter stamps and use different colors of ink to create a variety of patterns.
Cut shapes from corrugated cardboard or cork and glue onto film cans or spools to make a different type of stamp.