Saturday, December 8, 2012

Decorating Gift Bags with DIY Foam Stamps

Decorating Gift Bags with DIY Foam Stamps
I love this project because it is great for a wide range of ages. The samples shown were done by the elementary school kids I work with.
We used:
Paper bags (mine had handles but not required)
Foam sheets (any color - scraps are fine)
Chipboard (aka cereal box cardboard)
Glue sticks
How we made the stamps:
Cut out foam shapes
Most everyone used a lot of little pieces to make their image
Glued them to the chipboard to make a design
Some kids tried to make words. This is harder than it looks because the words and the letters have to be backwards!
How we printed the bags:
We used paint brushes to put paint onto the foam so we could use different colors at the same time
Pressed them onto our bags, then lifted carefully
Did it again and again
Let them dry
Printed the other side
If we do it again we will:
Have lots of big paper to print matching wrapping paper
Have feathers and glitter and buttons and other fun stuff to add after they are dry
Plan different designs together & share our stamps

1 comment:

  1. What a wonderful idea!! It makes the gift even more personal! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!