01 Apr How to Make a Starfish Stamp
My last post was “calling for ALL CREATIVE IDEAS” on this Media Couch that is for auction at our elementary school. I decided on the theme of FLORIDA and started with a starfish stamp that I made . . . after watching A LOT of YouTube videos!
This post will show you How to Make a Starfish Stamp as BIG or LITTLE as you like. It’s easy and affordable (since BIG stamps can get pricey).
I also made a reverse appliqué starfish that the 6th graders are going to tackle this week. They are going to paint the state of FLORIDA on the top of the couch . . . but that will be a later post!
For now, let’s get started on the STARFISH STAMP!
Materials: Foam paper stars, scissors, pencil, glue dots, gatorade top, bottle cap, paint, foam brush.
Using the glue dots, glue two star foam sheets together. Cut off sharp tips to form a starfish shape. (Look online to view starfish.) Next, puncture the center with your scissors to make inner design.
Using the glue dots, glue a gatorade or a soda bottle top to the back of your starfish to create a handle.
Using foam brush, paint the stamp with your chosen color. (I used acrylic paint.) After a couple of “stampings,” use the tip of your paintbrush to re-puncture the surface to make designs in the center of your stamp.
Stamp your fabric or paper!
• To get the BIGGER STAMP, I used two LARGE pieces of foam, drew a starfish, then followed steps one-four. Be creative and create other patterns!
• FABRIC MEDIUM: If you mix fabric medium with your acrylic paint, it will be “softer.” This can be purchased at any craft store. Follow instructions on the back of the bottle.
• SANDING: Sanding the fabric after it dries will get rid of the rough layer of acrylic paint!
• STAMPS are great for any gift, paper crafting, t-shirts designs, scrapbooking, and more.
• WASH: To wash your stamp, simply use soap and water before the paint dries.