Picture of Make a Roller Stamp. A big one!
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.
noahh4 years ago
Very cool. It reminds me of this:
bptakoma4 years ago
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.
ynze (author)  bptakoma4 years ago
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!
badart4 years ago
I can't wait to do this. Thanks
mikoto4 years ago
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.
ynze (author)  mikoto4 years ago
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).
hwie4 years ago
hahahaha super gaaf!
I realy like it.
Will you introduce us to Blinky's new friend?
ynze (author)  hwie4 years ago
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.

Supergaaf? Who ARE you, 35 year old female?

This is pretty awesome! Very clever!
ynze (author)  AngryRedhead4 years ago
ChrysN4 years ago
Nice, I love the robot!
ynze (author)  ChrysN4 years ago
:-) 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....