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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Recycled Bottle Top Stamps

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It was rainy and dreary out on Saturday. The kids were getting stir crazy so I decided we would do a craft. I took some plastic tops from drink containers in our recycle bin. I grabbed some craft foam that we had leftover from another project and we made stamps. Initially I used the glue in the picture below, but the kids wanted to use the stamps immediately so I pulled out my glue gun. The glue gun worked much better.

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Harper drew directly on the foam and then I cut the designs out for her. Miller told me what he wanted and I cut them out for him. He then helped me clue the shapes to the tops. I made a couple for myself. I used a pencil to make indentions in the foam to add a little more detail.

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We used washable ink pads, but I am sure paint would work just as well.

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Harper was very proud of her masterpiece.

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They both wanted to keep making more and more stamps, but we ran out of time and tops.

I am still working on a couple of wholesale orders that are taking me FOREVER to finish. I have been having some motivation issues. I hope to have them done by next Tuesday so I have something to show you.

12 comments:

Stacy said...

What a great idea! That looks like a great way to have some family craft time.

It is hard to get motivated to sew, when you HAVE to. I have to make a baby blanket by Saturday and I've had the fabric for a few weeks. Yeah, motivation not great over here, either.

Joanna said...

That is a great idea for the kids! I would have never thought of doing something like that.

*Note to self*
Purchase foam next time at Michaels.

;0)

Cara said...

What a cute idea. It looks like they both had fun. I love doing crafts with kids. We have some difficulty right now because I have one that wants to do crafts and one that wants to "EAT" crafts (LOL)! I can not wait till that stage is over.

carrie said...

You. Rock.
Seriously the coolest "oh let's make a fun craft on a spur of the moment AND use stuff we just have lying around" craft that I've seen in a long time.

I didn't even get an excuse up for CT today. Trying to keep up...

Christina said...

cool and clever and green - I love it!

Jaimee said...

I'm with everyone else - you are so creative AND quick on your feet!!! What a fun idea!

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