How to make a stamp

Teach your kids the importance of recycling with this easy homemade stamps craft. In this DIY tutorial, we’ll teach you how to make a stamp from a bottle cap and craft foam. 

How to make a stamp tutorial

Recycling is a word we hear all the time and most adults know how to recycle, but when it comes to kids, it’s important to teach them how to recycle in a fun way so they don’t think of recycling as a boring task but more as an opportunity to have fun!

Creating this homemade stamps craft is the perfect opportunity for children to recycle an everyday item - bottle tops. Using just bottle tops and craft foam you can make your own set of stamps in any shape or design you like.

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How to make a stamp from bottle caps and crafts foam

How to make stamps - List of Supplies:

  • Plastic bottle cap
  • Craft foam sheet
  • Pencil/ marker
  • Scissors
  • Craft glue

How to make a stamp supplies

How to make homemade stamps - Instructions:

STEP 1: Trace the base of your stamp.

Grab your sheet of craft foam and press the open end of the bottle cap against the foam, trace the outside of it with a pencil. (This will help you know what size to draw your shape in the next step.)

Homemade stamps from craft foam

STEP 2: Draw your stamp shape

Using a pencil or marker, draw a simple shape inside the traced line from bottle cap on the foam sheet.

As long as the shape fits the bottle caps, go wild with your imagination! I would however suggest keeping the shapes simple, shapes like a heart, flower or star would work well. 

How to make homemade stamps from craft foam

STEP 3: Cut your foam sheet.

Use your scissors to cut out the shapes from the craft foam sheet. 

How to make easy homemade stamps

STEP 4: Glue shape to bottle cap

Take your bottle caps and put a little bit of glue on the plain side of them. Then, place the foam shapes in the centre and press them onto the glue. Now you should let your stamps dry completely. 

Pro Tip: If you want a quick-and-easy craft, you can use hot glue instead of a regular one.

How to make a stamp from bottle caps

STEP 5: Use paint or ink on your homemade stamps

Once your homemade stamps are dry it is time to have fun and get creative with them! Depending on what you have on your craft supplies box, you can either use ink-pads or brush some paint on the foam shapes attached to bottle caps. 

How to make a stamp from bottle caps and craft foam

Take a piece of paper and press the homemade stamps against it firmly, then take them off straight away being careful not to move the stamp too much whilst it is in contact with the paper. 

How to make a homemade stamp

Have fun creating different patterns with your stamps. If you want to change colours simply wipe the paint or ink from your stamp before using a new colour. 

How to make a stamp

You could use your homemade stamps to create wrapping paper or cute greeting cards.

Homemade stamps - How to make a stamp tutorial

I hope you have found it fun following this how-to make a stamp tutorial to make your own set of homemade stamps. Have tons of fun getting creative and stamping every little piece of paper around!

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