Summer Stamping Fun
Lots of different kinds and sizes of paper in white and/or different colors
Washable paints such as Crayola
Sponges of different sizes and textures
Old buttons, shells, string, leaves, etc.
Rubber stamps of various designs and/or alphabet stamps
Stickers all kinds, sizes or shapes
Give your child a large work area such as your kitchen table.
Start by covering a sponge with a thin layer of paint.
Place a rubber stamp on the painted sponge and demonstrate how you can stamp on to the paper.
Allow your child to try doing this with a stamp of his/her choice.
Now expand the activity by using a Q-tip dipped into the paint to draw a shape, a design or to write a name.
Now let your child try his/her own design using Q-tips.
Next cut out a shape using a thin sponge. It can be a square, circle, rectangle or heart shape.
Dip the sponge on to the painted sponge and then on to the paper to make a design.
Have your child repeat this activity using his/her own creativity.
Continue to provide your child with various objects he/she can dip onto the painted sponge and then use to print on to the paper.
Take several sponges and on each one place a thin layer of paint in different colors.
Use objects such as : buttons, shells, leaves, string, lace, an old tooth brush, etc.
Allow your child to experiment with all these objects to create his/her own designs.
Encourage him/her to add words to his/her stamp designs.
If you have alphabet stamps or stickers, use them to label your child’s designs.
Encourage your child to label his/her own designs.
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