Sunday, May 31, 2009

The foppish family professed its love for the dicephalous rivulet, or Making rubber stamps.

Here is what you need (minus the butter knife and pen or marker) to make a rubber stamp:

First we had Zachary draw a picture (you can also have your child draw directly on the eraser). We went over it with pencil and placed the paper, face down, onto the back of the eraser. After rubbing, we darkened our picture on the eraser and cut around it with a butter knife. For finer details, we used the metal casing from a pencil (we were supposed to have removed just the eraser with the pliers, but our eraser was stubborn). If you need to make small holes, you can use a toothpick. More-detailed instructions can be found at Letterboxing North America.

Check out We Made It! Friday Showcase at The Ramblings of a Crazy Woman for more great ideas.


Mama King said...

This would be fun! I'll have to add this to my summer activity list. Thanks. Visiting via Ramblings.

jennwa said...

That is a great idea. It would be fun for the kids to see their drawing turned into a stamp.

Thanks for sharing with Friday Showcase!!!