These DIY craft foam stamps are super simple to make and a great way to get older kids crafting. I am a big fan of upcycling ad recycling household items and making stamps is a great way of using any corks that you may have. Or if you are not drinkers then you can buy corks for crafting with.
Each month I try to bring you a process art craft. One that is all about the making involved rather than the finished item and I bet you are wondering how many a stamp is process art. Well, I am going to hold my hands up and say the making the stamp isn’t process art at all. But once my boys had made the stamps they had a whale of a time just using them. And that is where this turned into process art.
My children are 10 and 11 and sometimes it can be hard to get them off electronics and get them creative without a hook and my hook here was telling them that I was going to let them use my craft knife and glue gun and it really worked.
DIY Craft Foam Stamps
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- Corks (UK Link/US Link)
- Craft foam (UK Link/US Link)
- Low Melt Glue Gun (UK Link/US Link)
- Craft Knife (UK Link/US Link)
- Ink Pads (UK Link/US Link)
How to Make DIY Craft Foam Stamps
These stamps are super simple to make and you can make a stamp of anything you can cut out. We did hearts, but you could do anything including letters and numbers. Mini had the fantastic idea of using our little heart icing cutters (UK Link/US Link) as a template for the stamps and that really worked well.
We used the icing cutters to stamp a template onto the craft foam, but you could as easy free hand your stamps, which would be super fun.
Then I let the boys use my craft scalpel to cut the shape out. They did this under control and using a cutting board underneath.
We then drew a heart on the top of the cork, so we knew what was on the bottom and also which way up it was.
Then we glued our craft foam stamps on the bottom using our glue gun.
Tip – try and keep the glue even so the stamp isnt bumpy.
Then have lots and lots of fun stamping everything.
I love how simple they were to make and just how much creativity they sparked.