Confession: I made these for myself. But when choosing the spool, I realized they are perfect for toddlers who are still working on their fine motor skills.
– Foam sheet (about 50 cents per sheet)
– Wooden spool (or re-purpose old building blocks!)
– Glue (I had Mod Podge but I think Elmers would work)
Cut your shape out of foam and glue the shape onto the spool.
Do letters, numbers, basic shapes or if you’re good with scissors, cut out something a little more detailed.
If you have a thinner piece of foam, you may want to double up for extra cushion.
Let them dry and you’re ready to go…
Inked up, these stamps will slide a little more than their rubber counter parts, but it’s nice to have something you can make yourself (I was looking for a specific shape I couldn’t find at the store).
I doubled up so I had a stamp on each side of the spool.
If you have blocks at home, this project will only cost you 50 cents but the spools were only a dollar so even if you need to buy one it ends up being a very quick, very easy, very cheap DIY.