If you follow along with my blog regularly, you know that I have been getting ready for a new preschool year. One of the biggest challenges in setting up a new classroom is getting all the supplies you think you will need. I have been trying to make as many things as I can along the way…
My latest goal was to make some ink stamps. Esther over at Creatiivty My Passion shared this idea and I tell you, it took me three days before I could finally make my way over to Target to get these little foam blocks just so I could make some foam stamps too. I was really stressing that all the foam blocks would be gone….
There are lots of ways to make your own stamps but I really liked these blocks for more than just the stamping potential. I also thought they would be great for sorting, counting, building, painting, and a little water play fun too. I bought a bunch so I can use them in many different ways once preschool begins…
Creatiivty My Passion also used a pen to engrave shapes on the foam blocks which seem to turn out very well too. I thought I would let the children try to draw some of their own shapes later on in the school year or perhaps I will print the names of each of my students on the blocks for them to stamp away with…
In the mean time, I can mark ink stamps off my list of things I need in the classroom this year!
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There are other ways to make ink stamps that I hope to try later on but for now, I thought you might like to see a few links to other homemade ink stamp ideas…
DIY Name Stamp from No Time for Flashcards
Stamping with Foam from Housing a Forest
Bottle Cap Stamps from Pretty Little Things
Recycled Cardboard Stamps from Babble
Bottle Lid Stamps from A Little Learning for Two
Laundry Lid Stamps from Mom Tried It
Craft Stick Name Stamp from Fun with Mama
DIY (very unique) Stamps from Irresistible Ideas for Play Based Learning
Foam board stamps from Mama to 4 BlessingsThis article is being shared with you by Deborah Stewart of Teach Preschool - Promoting excellence in early childhood education at home and in the preschool classroom!
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