Using a rolling pin, a used inner tube and some sticky tape, you can make a really cool roller stamp. By really cool I mean really big. You can make prints as wide as the largest roller pin you can find (43 cm wide is standard), and as tall as you wish. Have a look at the video...

If you can't play the video, don't be sad. Take a look at it here...

Easily print your own postersdesign 60 times in a jiffy. Design and make your own wallpaper. Or customize t-shirts, bags and curtains using textile paint. Or... or... or... If you make a roller stamp yourself, please post a pic of the results!

The trick is to use a rolling pin as a roller, and pieces of inner tube as stamp rubber. Roller pins are really cheap, and available in various sizes (Ikea sells them in different sizes, their biggest model is 43 cm wide and costs €2,49 / $3,06). Used inner tubes are for free at your local bike shop (at least in The Netherlands. Bike shops here don't have a use for worn inner tubes. Tsssssskkk.....).

The making of the roller stamp itself is as easy as it gets. So invest your talent and time in making a good design and cutting it out of an inner tube.

Step 1: Stuff you need

I found two proper ways to stick inner tube rubber to a rolling pin: Using super glue and using double-sided sticky tape. Each way has it's advantage. See step 3 and 4.

For the roller stamp you need:
- Inner tube. Discarded by the bike shop, picked up by you. €0,- / $0,-
- Rolling pin. Choose your size. For starters, pick a small model. €2,50 / $3,10
- Super glue (I used a kind that stays flexible when it hardens) €4,- / $5,-
- Double sided sticky tape (used for carpeting). €2,50 / $3,10

Total costs per roller stamp: around €4,- / $5,-

Tools needed:
- Cutting pad
- Hobby knife
- Scissors (nice, sharp scissors! Not-so-nice, blunt scissors ruin your design)

To print, you will need anything fluid that leaves a mark. Ink pads are fine, of course. But also good is paint (gouache or acryl) or ink-from-a-bottle.
Very cool. It reminds me of this:<iframe frameborder="0" height="349" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/FAHlcYMkwGk?rel=0" width="425"></iframe>
Hey, even easier for kids that the glueing of old inner tubes is to use sticky-back craft foam. Wouldn't last as long, but long enough for a kid's attention span. And you can use any old dowel or piece of pvc pipe. <br>
Great idea! Thnx! More on this later...
I see this on my rainy day projects list with the kid. Good way to decorate my plain white wood shop walls!
I can't wait to do this. Thanks <br>BAdartworld.com <br>
Great instructable, I will have to incorporate this into a class project. I bet my 5th and 6th graders can come up with some great ideas.
Will you please post some pics, when the kids finished their work? If getting 20+ rolling pins becomes too expensive, you might want to use empty bottles, or pieces of a pvc tube (large diameter).
hahahaha super gaaf! <br>I realy like it. <br>Will you introduce us to Blinky's new friend?
Hmmmm, I'm still working on a friend for Blinky. Working in my head, that is. So Blinky's friend is still in conceptual phase. But it will beep the world hello, somewhere between christmas and newyearseve, I hope.<br><br>Supergaaf? Who ARE you, 35 year old female?<br><br>Y.
This is pretty awesome! Very clever!
Nice, I love the robot!
:-) Thank you! Yesterday, Blinky's prize was delivered: a very nice LED-driver. So I'll have to make him a friend now, I guess....

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