DIY Styrofoam Stamps

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Introduction: DIY Styrofoam Stamps

About: Hey, I'm Muhaimina! A Craftaholic person (or Witch if you may say!). Obsessed with swirls and polka dots... and Instructables is pretty much my second home! Follow my IG Blog https://www.instagram.com/the_cr...

This instructable will show you how to make stamps using styrofoam. These stamps are easy and fun to make. I didn't realize until I stamped one to see how it turns out, that the styrofoam stamps give a cool smudgy pattern. Try making some right away, you'll have fun for sure!


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Step 1: Materials Needed

To make thermocol sheet stamps you'll need:

  1. Styrofoam sheet,
  2. Pen or pencil,
  3. Shape template,
  4. X-acto knife,
  5. Cardboard,
  6. Glue.

Step 2: Templates

Styrofoam is great for making stamps. You can cut them into any shape you want.
Here's a template of the patterns I used for the styrofoam stamps. I made shape stamps out of cardboard so I didn't go with the basic shapes this time. I chose to use simple flowers, leaves, heart patterns.

Step 3: Cutting the Patterns

You can cut the stamps into any shape you want or search online for stamping patterns.
Try out the patterns I used, they're simple and easy to trace. Print out the patterns and cut them out of the paper,
Place the cutout paper patterns on the styrofoam and trace around the edges with a pen or pencil,

Now, use an anti cutter to cut the patterns out of the styrofoam.

Be careful, styrofoam aren't as smooth as rubber and they break into small pieces very easily.

Step 4: Preparing the Stamps

I used the tip of the x-acto knife carefully to cut out a tiny piece from the middle (stigma) of the cut out styrofoam flower patterns,

Styrofoam sheets are easily breakable so it's better to glue them on something that doesn't breaks easily, I used cardboard.

Cut the cardboard into small pieces but make sure that the cut out styrofoam patterns fit on the cardboard pieces.

Glue the styrofoam patterns on the cardboard pieces (individually).

Step 5: Attaching the Handle

Take a small piece of cardboard to make the handle, I used a 2 X 1.5 inch cardboard piece to make the stamp handle,
Now roll the cardboard piece as shown in the picture and glue the sides (I used clear scotch tape),
Now simply attach the handle on the back side of the stamp (cardboard) using glue (hot glue or white glue).
Wait till the glue dries.

Step 6: Start Stamping!

I used fabric paint for stamping.
It's better to brush fabric paint on the styrofoam stamps and make sure to spread the paint evenly over it.

Now stamp and press the stamp softly. These styrofoam stamps give a cool smudgy look , you'll love it. Use them for scrap-booking or for making greeting cards, They're sooo easy to make and fun to use!


Enjoy!

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    20 Discussions

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    mole1
    mole1

    6 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks so much for posting this! I did it with kids (using a broken cooler instead of the craft sheets) and the uneven effect was great.

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    Muhaiminah Faiz
    Muhaiminah Faiz

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    No problem! yes, the uneven effect looks great, I didn't realize it until I stamped one :)

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    artworker
    artworker

    6 years ago on Introduction

    cool! Thermocol also has a nice texture to it! Voted!

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    Muhaiminah Faiz
    Muhaiminah Faiz

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks for the vote! I loved the texture, didn't know until I stamped one! :)

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    Muhaiminah Faiz
    Muhaiminah Faiz

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    you can buy thermocol sheets from craft shops or online crafting tools stores.

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    crazylam15
    crazylam15

    6 years ago

    Great idea. Haven't u entered 4 the stamping contest?

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    lindarose92
    lindarose92

    6 years ago on Introduction

    I had never thought of this material to make stamps, great idea!! :)