Sunday, January 30, 2011

Stamping with Kids

With so many of our designs created with families in mind, it’s only natural that kids take to using the stamps. Our stamps are made with real rubber instead of polymer which makes them more durable in the hands of little ones. And because they are mounted on wood, kids can change the colors as they wish. The traditional wood mount gives them a more intimate involvement than the big plastic, self-inking stamps.
If you don’t mind having the wood mounting stained a little, even the youngest kids can stamp. As long as you keep the rubber clean and the wood dry in between usages the stamps can last a lifetime. Kids love to use the accent stamps to create little stories and patterns.
For smaller children who can’t write yet, making their own thank you cards is a great way to get them involved in the thank you process. Let them use anything from their art supply arsenal- crayons, colored pencils, markers, stickers and of course glittery glue. Even if you don’t have a personalized rubber stamp, a single thank you stamp can transform any piece of art into a thank you card.
And don’t worry about the stamp impressions being perfect, that’s part of the fun. Parents can help with one clear impression on the envelope to pull the whole thing together.

For older kids wanting perfection every time, let them stamp on a separate piece of paper and pick out their favorite markings to cut out and glue on the card.

Send us a photo of your kid’s favorite stamps designs to and receive free stickers!