Guest Post - Snowflake Stamps for Winter!

Posted on January 8, 2014 | By stephanie-whittle

We're so excited to have a guest post for you today by Stephanie Whittle from Boy Mama Teacher Mama! An elementary teacher and mama to two young boys, Stephanie's passion is coming up with unique and inspiring teaching ideas as she strives to see the world from her boys' point of view.

Today she's sharing a fun winter craft that we know your little crafters will enjoy!

Snowflake Stamps for Winter

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I have become a bit obsessed with creating my own rubber stamps. I first saw the idea on Mr. Printables and have since created 3 different sets of my own rubbers stamps. We made skeleton stamps for Halloween and dreidel stamps for Hanukkah. This month, we made snowflakes and snowballs for winter. Here is how we did it.

Materials

polymer eraser (as many as you need)

exacto knife (or something similar)

pen or pencil

stamp pad or paints

paper

boy mama teacher mama: snowflake stamps

Creating the Stamp

Draw a picture of the stamp you wish to create on the eraser using a pencil or pen. Then use the knife to carve away the background of the image. The photo below shows our snowflake stamp.

boy mama teacher mama snowflake stamp (1)

Here are three different size circles for creating a snowman.

boy mama teacher mama snowflake stamps (2)

You may notice that the stamps are not perfect. This gives each stamp an individual look. If you cared to, you could probably make the stamp more "perfect," but I personally like this look.

Using Your Snowflake Stamps

We tried both paints and stamp pads. My boys preferred the paint as it produced a bolder look than that ink from a stamp pad.

boy mama teacher mama snowflake stamps

And here are a few of the pictures we created.

boy mama teacher mama stamping snowflakes

Next on my list? Hearts for Valentine's Day!

HAPPY STAMPING!

About stephanie-whittle

Stephanie is a first grade teacher, mom to two young boys and the creator of Boy Mama Teacher Mama. When she is not teaching, Stephanie is busy with her boys or is creating a new teaching material to use in her classroom.