Printing Stamps

Make your own printing stamps and get the kid's painting with these craft ideas. This craft foam project will keep the kid's occupied for hours. These stamps are really very easy to make and so much fun to use.

Your decorated paper can be used in one of the creative art projects you will find in the paper craft ideas. Print on card to make a box or a greetings card using the templates available in the card craft section of this site. 

hearts - printing stamps

Materials and Equipment

  • Craft foam sheets
  • Cardboard
  • Glue
  • Small containers or saucers for paint
  • Paint
  • Paint brush
  • Paper or Card
  • Water

Mia's Top Tip


If you want your stamps to last longer then you could glue the foam shapes to plastic instead of cardboard.

Card is okay but it will get soggy over time and break up.

Plastic bottle tops make a great alternative, use an all purpose glue to stick the foam shape to the flat side of the bottle top.

Printing Stamps Tutorial




Cut out some shapes from craft foam.






Use double-sided sticky tape or glue on one side of your foam shape





Stick the shape to a piece of card to make it easier to hold.





Apply the paint to the foam shape with a paint brush and print on to your paper.

Mia’s Craft Ideas

Instead of using a brush to apply the paint you can dip the stamp directly into paint then stamp several times.

The patterns will get lighter as you work but it can give a lovely finish.

The best way to do this is to put an absorbent cloth in a saucer with a little water.

Pour the paint onto the cloth then press your stamp onto the paint.

This is a great method if using acrylics as it stops them drying out so quickly. Just add more water to the saucer as the cloth dries out.

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