Sunday, July 26, 2009

Easy Block Printed Letterhead

Ever since we made block prints using foam meat trays, Emily has been asking for more stamping projects. This letterhead stationary is perfect for letters to Grandma, and we plan to use some for our Super Summer Swap too!

To make your own block printed letterhead, you will need:
Large Craft Sticks
Small Foam Stickers
Water Soluble Block Printing Ink
Brayer
Some Paper

Invite your child to design the letterhead by placing the foam stickers on the craft stick.



Roll the brayer through the ink, and then roll the ink onto the stamp your child has just created.

Using a craft stick makes it easy for little ones to line it up with the top of the paper. Press down firmly to make a nice, crisp image.

The big reveal! That's it... easy peasy, right?
Have fun!

18 comments:

Miss Mommy said...

Wow....what a great idea!! My Little Man would love to try this!! Thanks for the cool idea!!

Tanya :-)

Christy said...

Fantastic!

Petula said...

Another great idea! You should teach craft classes. :)

Amy's Stocking Stuffers said...

I love all these fun projects you come up with -- and I don't even have kids! Thanks for sharing!

Mama King said...

What a great project! We will definitely be trying this too!

Angela said...

HI! I have been secretly following your blog for about 9 months and am so impressed with all of your at-home projects and the effort you make in the creativity with your kids. I am SUPER impressed! I wish I could stay at home and do this stuff with my son, but you really inspire me to do as much as I can when I am home. Thank you!

Elise said...

I have recently stumbled across your blog and love all of your inspirational and creative ideas.

What a clever and fun way to make a stamp.

This reminds me of some coasters we recently made. The link is:

http://etadventures.blogspot.com/2009/06/coasters-by-savanna.html

Myztic said...

oh those look like fun stamps! great idea!

MaryAnne said...

Great idea - looks fantastic, too!

*-cipi-* said...

I love this idea. I want to do some for myself :D

Multiple personalities.. said...

What a great idea! My son would love this. Now I know what to do with our leftover foam stickers from valentine's day, easter, and halloween. Thanks for sharing! Nice to 'meet' you via SITS!

Sheena said...

What a great idea! I never thought about using all the foam stickers I have as stamps. Thanks for sharing.

Stephanie Griffith said...

So cute! Now that we have a pen pal we are definitely going to have to make our own letterhead. Great idea!

Val in the Rose Garden said...

Did you see that we did this yesterday??

http://rosegardenhomeschool.blogspot.com/2009/07/mtm-pirate-day.html

It is a fabulous idea!! Both Sarah and I were skeptical about it... but it worked great! (and even better when little fingers didn't get covered with ink in the process.)

Val

Valerie said...

@ Amy's Stocking Stuffers -- Hee hee! Maybe you could "borrow" a few kids to have an excuse to do some of these. Personally, I don't think you need an excuse (or kids), it's just plain fun!

Valerie said...

@ Angela -- Wow, that is a huge compliment, thank you so much! I'm so grateful for your comment because it totally made my day!! :-) Working or stay-at-home parenting... all that matters (I think) is that we make the most of the time we are together.

Valerie said...

@ Elise -- Those coasters are so fabulous! I love that idea!! So glad you stopped by to say hello. :-)

Valerie said...

@ Multiple Personalities -- Welcome! Isn't it amazing how those stickers seem to add up? They work so well as stamps though!

@ Val in the Rose Garden -- Those turned out so cute, and I love the ocean theme to go with them!!

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