Easy DIY Foam Stamps and Wrapping Paper

I'm sure that this has been done before, but I felt terribly creative when I came up with it the other day. It was so simple and fun and turned out so well, I knew that I had to share!

I had a piece of extra-thick craft foam (it comes in individual sheets in the foam section at the craft store) and just drew simple shapes on the foam, then cut them out with an x-acto knife (scissors mashed the edge down a bit and made a less-crisp image). The tree, ornaments, and star are each separate stamps that Little Flower drew and I cut out. I then mounted them on a piece of matboard and set the kids to stamping! They worked well with a stamp pad but that limited our choices, so the kids colored them with markers then stamped. I liked the sort of textured effect this gave.

Next up, we need to get a big roll of butcher paper to stamp up some Christmas wrap!

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