How to Make a Stamp from an Eraser

Do you want to make a fun cool stamp? Well here is a fun idea that you can do almost anywhere!

Steps

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    Get an eraser, but not a pencil top eraser. Try a rectangular one.
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    Decide what shape you want. You may choose your initials, your name, or a picture.
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    Use a pencil to draw the design on the eraser. You can also use a pen, but be careful; when using a pen you can't erase.
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    Using a knife, carve out a shallow cut AROUND the design so that the design is raised. You could also cut INSIDE the design to make a stamper that has a non-colored design with ink around it.
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    Get ink and start stamping!

Tips

  • When doing any project, wear an old tee shirt, smock, or apron to help save your clothes from messy spills.
  • Use washable ink so if any DOES get on your clothes, it will come out.
  • Make sure that you press down hard or your design may not come off fully.
  • If you do not have ink or ink pads (available at most craft stores), you can color the raised design with a marker and then use the stamp.
  • Cover your workspace with scrap paper( not newsprint, as the ink may transfer).
  • Have fun!
  • Don't get any ink on your clothes!

Warnings

  • If you cut a design too thin, the design of the eraser may break!
  • A brand new eraser is best because it is softer, but a harder, older eraser may crumble when you try to cut your design.

Things You'll Need

  • eraser
  • ink pad or marker
  • paper
  • an imagination!

Article Info

Categories: Stamping and Stencils