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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Pipe Cleaner Stamp

Here's a little craft you can do with the kiddos.  All you'll need is pipe cleaners, hot glue, a piece of cardboard and maybe a cork.



Simply form the word(s) you want and use hot glue to attach the pipe cleaner to your surface.  My daughter wanted a little book she could draw pictures in, and requested the phrase Cute Pets, so I just glued that on to the cover.  I tried Tacky Glue first and it didn't work nearly as well as the hot glue.



 If you're going to make a stamp, again, just form the word(s) like so.



But this time, you'll glue your word(s) on a piece of cardboard so that it's backward.  I used a thin, plastic-coated piece of cardboard that was literally the top flap of a take-out container.  It had only held a small piece of pizza and was clean, so I just recycled it.  Yea for the earth.
I folded a bit of the cardboard up on 3 sides of the stamp for little tabs so I could easily pull the stamp away from the paper when I was done.



Or you could attach a cork (or half of one) to a heavier piece of cardboard with some hot glue.  That's a little easier for the kids to work with.



I used a stamp pad, but I'm sure a dip in a thin layer of acrylic paint would work just fine.


 Oh for the many uses of those fuzzy-covered wires!

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10 comments:

Bonnie said...

Love this idea! My daughter would for sure love a little book like the one you made for your daughter. I'm off to try it myself. Thanks!

Stephanie Lynn said...

My goodness - this is adorable! I so want to run and make my name!!! Thanks for the inspiration...I really want to do this!

Sandra Powell said...

What a cute idea. I'm not sure I could twist the pipe cleaner into my name and make it look as good as you did but I'll sure try. Thanks for sharing.

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

Delightful! ...just cute as can be! I will certainly give this a try. I hopped over from Skip to My Lou and I am so happy that I did! Please accept my invitation to drop in at my place one day this week when you get a moment. until later...

Stephanie @ Minutes to Spare said...

Great idea, my daughter will love this.

Bobbie said...

That is a great idea! My daughter would love to do that
Thanks for linking up to check me out saturdays

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

Such a cute idea! I have a ton of pink pipe cleaners left over from a bachelorette party (don't ask! lol!). I've been trying to figure out to use them up in my crafting. Will have to try this!

I'm visiting from Lucky Linky Tuesday. :)

- Michele

LuckyStarErin said...

This is awesome! I love creative craft ideas with simple supplies....I am much more likely to try them..and this is super cute!

jenjen said...

What a fun idea. My girls will love making those. Thanks so much for linking it up!

OXO
Jen

julia said...

I like this very clever

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