Show kids how to make their own rubber stamp from a simple art gum eraser. They can use the art gum printer stamp to create different geometric patterns on everything from stationery to gift boxes.
What You'll Need:
- Art gum eraser
- Craft knife
- Stamp pad
- Drawing paper
How to Make an Art Gum Printer Stamp:
Step 1: Lightly draw a simple design on one side of an art gum eraser. To make the raised part of your design, use a craft knife to help your kids carve out the parts they don't want to print.
Step 2: Press the carved side of the eraser down on a stamp pad. Position the eraser on a piece of paper and press down firmly to print your design.
Stamp it in repeated patterns, re-inking it every 1 or 2 prints. Be sure to wash the printer when you change colors and when you're done using it.
Make your eraser into a personal stamp for your kids. Instead of carving out a geometric design, carve out their initials on the eraser. They can use the printer to sign notes and papers with their "mark."
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