Today we made our own stamp to print flowers. Cassie created this simple printed project with modeling clay, a toothpick, tempera paint, and markers. You could also used play dough, but just make sure it is not too squishy and that your little ones don't press too hard so that the stamp gets out of shape! I did try it with play dough and it works!!!!
First we rolled some modeling clay into a ball and flattened it out like a pancake. Cassie wanted to play with the clay, but I explained to her that she was going to make a stamp. It is VERY difficult to convince a child that they cannot play with clay!!!!!!
After flattening the clay, Cassie used a toothpick to draw a simple flower design in the clay. A little challenging at first, but she got the idea once I showed her one I did.
Then you'll need some tempera paint on a sponge to make a stamp pad. You could also paint the stamp or just put some paint on a dish or recycled lid. You'll need your carved stamp too. The one pictured here has already been used!!
Then Cassie went ahead and began printing her stamp. You have to press down a bit so that all of the flower will print. My daughter printed the stamp twice each time before using more paint.
More printing to fill up the page and pressing down!
We let it dry for a few minutes and then Cassie used a green marker to add stems and leaves. Cassie has drawn lots of flowers so she knew to add leaves without me telling her.
Here is my daughter's finished work again. Very nice! She said she was done. Lots of short activities lately for this busy girl! There is a whimsical feel to this and I LOVE IT!
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