Welcome to Artsy Play Wednesday on Capri + 3 where each week, creative blogs add links to their arts, crafts and play posts so that we can be inspired to try new things with the children in our lives. Starting next week, three more blogs will join forces in a collaborative Artsy Play Wednesday. The linky will be the same. The main difference is that one of the four blogs will do the featured art or play activity each week. Next week, Capri + 3's project will be featured. I will introduce the three blogs that are part of the new Artsy Play Wednesday next week. For those who receive reminders, nothing will change (unless I receive a request for a change). I will share an activity I did this week with the Sugar Snaps, and then please jump in and add your links. Last year, I made a recycled soda can foam sticker stamp that they enjoyed using. I decided to try a similar project using a four heart design to make a four leaf clover stamp.
Recycled Egg Carton Sticker Four Leaf Clover Stamp:
You will need:
You will need:
- Recycled egg carton
- Foam heart stickers (I used 16, but you could use less)
- Green tempera paint
- paper plate or washable plastic plate for paint
- Construction paper in color of your choice
- Paint brush
- Paper towel to blot paint if desired
Cut the egg carton so that you have four parts (where four eggs used to be). Attach the foam stickers to the back side of the carton in a four leaf clover pattern.
Attach the stickers to that flat side of each section.
Layer the stickers to the desired thickness for your stamp. I used four hearts per clover leaf.
Your finished stamp will look like this, leaving a handle to hold in the center of the other side.
Pour a small amount of green paint onto a plate and have your child dip the stamp into the paint holding on to the center of the egg carton as a handle. If you would like a finished four leaf clover, take the paper after one stamping and provide another paper so that your child can stamp multiple times. Have your older child draw a stem or you can do that for younger children. If desired, use a paper towel to blot the excess paint for a more polished finish.
Now it is your turn. Please add as many direct links as you like to your arts, crafts and play posts (so that everyone can find them later). I look forward to seeing all of your creative ideas. Feel free to pin any post you enjoy, or simply pin Artsy Play Wednesday so that you can have access to all the great ideas at once when you have more time. It is time to inspire and be inspired. Enjoy.