Spring is just around the corner and we can feel it in the air! So we’re celebrating by getting our DIY stamp making on and creating and playing with a new set of floral stamps – made just for the occasion! (and you can me over on Studio 5 presenting these stamps today too at 11:00).
I pulled my little 2yr old in on this project with me and let me tell you she LOVED it. It was really fun to experience her excitement and involvement and definitely left me giddy with anticipation for the many more mommy-and-me crafts that await us!
We made these DIY flower stamps the same way we made our geometric and silly face stamps sets. Got here and here for the full diy on how to put together these simple stamps with just wood blocks and craft foam found at your local craft store. And to make this flower set, you’ll need to download the flower stamp templates here.
I’ve found that stamps are such a great craft for ALL ages. Toddlers and preschoolers just be introduced to color and shape and be left to just play and experience. Older kids can start become more intentional in their approach and design, even adding their own touches with pens and markers, such as what my boys did with our geometric stamps. And let’s be honest, us moms will be playing with these long after the little ones are in bed! I know I did!
This particular set of floral stamps is great for so many things. I love the idea of encouraging your little one to make a simple work of art or even a card – say for Mother’s Day?! But I’m also crazy about the idea of making patterns which can be applied to fabrics and totes bags and more! I say this so much on this blog but I truly mean it when I say, “the options are endless!” ;).
And how about this little flower fairy? Can you tell she’s a big fan of all things pigment? She loves colorful paints, inks, markers and yes even (if not especially) make-up. This is her own handiwork on her sweet little face. We had to buckle down and get her her own set of kids play make-up because she would go on a full scale mole hunt for mine almost all day every day. Like Seriously. So we try to run with the playful dress up side of make up – making it all apart of the fun art we create. And she’s pretty thrilled with it.