We made these fun eraser stamps as a part of a sponsored campaign with Socialstars and Office Depot. As always, all thoughts, opinions, pictures etc… are my own. #GearUpForGreat #GearLove
As much as we are enjoying summer (especially not having to wake up super early to get the kids to school), it can be hard to find things to do to fill the time. I’m all about creative play and giving your kids free time to use their imaginations. However, I’m also ALL about being creative with your kids and doing crafts, painting, and making things together.
My 4 year old daughter Lyla especially loves any and all things creative and loves helping me arrange things on my desk and take pictures of them. We actually picked up everything in the picture below at Office Depot together! It’s a miracle we made it out of there with only two bottles of glitter glue.
I’ve seen a lot of fun ways to turn erasers into stamps, but I’m just sharing two that worked well for us. What’s great is that you only really need a few supplies, all of which you can find at any Office Depot.
What you need:
5. X-ACTO knife (I actually used a clay cutting blade that I already had)
6. Washi Tape
8. Palette or plate
9. Art Smock (Optional but oh so smart!)
What you do:
1. Use a pencil and a ruler to sketch out basic shapes on your erasers.
2. Use your blade to cut your erasers.
3. Spread different colors of paint out on a palette or plate.
4. Use your erasers to stamp on a paper.
5. You can create abstract art, spell out words or shapes, or use the shapes to build something like a city.
Lyla had so much fun stamping with the erasers. I was a little worried that she would mix up all the colors too much, but she did a great job mostly keeping each eraser in the same color. I’d also recommend having some baby wipes nearby!
Another fun version of the same idea is to use pencil erasers to make little round stamps. You could even use washi tape to spell out a word or create a shape, and then stamp around it. When you remove the tape, you’ll have some fun art. This works so well because you don’t even need a plate or a palette because the little paint pods are just the right size for the pencil erasers.
Do you LOVE office and craft supplies like Lyla and I do? If so you’ll appreciate this video.
What are your favorite office supplies? I just can’t get enough scissors!