DIY Foam Name Stamps
You will LOVE these DIY foam name stamps. I have always loved using name stamps and there are some wonderful ones out there that you can buy. While these are all great, it's much cheaper (and more fun) to make your own. These are great for older toddlers and preschoolers as they promote name recognition. For younger toddlers you could start with simple letter stamps (like the first letter of their name) and then move up to their whole name. These DIY foam name stamps are great to use in conjunction with our ABC toddler activities.
What you need to make DIY foam name stamps
- 2" foam letters - if you don't want to use glue then you can use adhesive foam letters instead.
- Jumbo craft sticks
- Washable Poster Paint (I love this brand)
- Foam paint brushes
- White construction paper
- Hot glue/hot glue gun (unless you use the adhesive letters)
How to make DIY foam letter stamps
Making these stamps is obviously an adult job when working with toddlers, although if you have older children they will love having a go at this themselves. The stamping is where the real fun begins!
- Glue the letters of your child's name onto the craft sticks. Remember that they will need to be glued on backwards and that the last letter will go on first so that when you turn the stamp over the letters will be correct.
- . Squirt a small about of each color paint onto a paper plate and use your foam paint brush to paint the letters on the craft stick using brightly colored craft paints.
- Stamp your names onto your white paper by holding each end of the craft stick and lightly pressing down on the letters, carefully lift the foam stamper back off the paper.
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