We like recycling cardboard and making stamps and this time we tried the letter variety! Materials Blank T-shirt Cardboard Pencil/eraser Scissors Fabric paint Craft glue Paint brush Craft tray Smock Paint tray Optional embellishments (sequins, beads, embroidery floss etc.) Directions Draw or write the shapes and/or letters on cardboard that you want to make into stamps. Have an adult (as this can be tricky with cardboard), cut out the letters for you. Cut some small squares of cardboard and glue them together and on the back of your shape to make a little handle. Allow to dry overnight. (You could also use a glue gun for a speedy version of this.) Put a large piece of cardboard into your shirt. (This will prevent your bag from being “glued” together with your fabric paint.) Don your smock. Put your paint into your tray. We used a brush and brushed the paint on the stamp for an even coat, but you could also try dipping your stamp if you like. Apply it carefully to your shirt. Allow to dry overnight. Once dry, remove your cardboard insert. You could add details around your letters should you like- a bit of sewing, or use fabric glue and add gems or sequins. Purpose Learning a variety of ways to make stamps Learning the symbols of various celebrations Safety Notes Be sure to wear a smock and use a craft tray to protect clothing and surfaces. Make sure an adult uses the glue gun if you go with this option for the handles. Please like & share: Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.