Paper Roll Shape Stamps

Paper Roll Shape Stamps | Mama Papa BubbaEvery once and a while, I seem to go through a paper roll collecting stage.  I have no idea why, because I truly never have anything planned for them, but it happens none the less.  When I noticed a little collection of them today during nap time, I decided we’d put them to use this afternoon.

IMG 8316Though we really haven’t done a whole lot of paper tube crafts, I remembered how much Miss G enjoyed the heart stamping activity we did last fall.  Not wanting to do the exact same thing again, I decided to create several different shapes to switch things up a little bit.  To start off, I gently cut the tubes in half.

IMG 8320Next, came shaping them.  The good news is that it wasn’t difficult.  For the triangle,  square, and rectangle, I basically made the required number of corners by folding the tubes, then played with the shapes a little bit until I was happy with them.  You can see exactly how to form the heart shape here, and the circle, well, you just leave it as is {obviously}.

IMG 8324At this point, Gracen was still asleep and I just couldn’t wait test them out.  So I didn’t. ☺

IMG 8328When my little lady woke up, she quickly discovered the stamping station I’d set out for her, and she was thrilled.

IMG 8330She stamped away testing out each shape thoroughly…   

IMG 8338Her personal favourite?  My impromptu bow tie stamp dipped in purple paint (of course).  

Depending on the paper used for this project, your little one(s) could create a new piece of art for the wall, a piece of wrap for a gift, or a greeting card for someone special.

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33 thoughts on “Paper Roll Shape Stamps

  1. Deborah says:

    Love them and want to make them too!

  2. Dyan says:

    I love these!

  3. Krissy says:

    Yay! I love using recycled materials and this makes for a beautiful project. Thx!

  4. Erin says:

    Love these! What a great idea, so simple and a great zero waste craft idea to boot! 🙂

  5. Jolie says:

    bellissimo! 🙂 …beautiful idea!
    http://joliececiliamilani.wordpress.com/

  6. So,so cute! we love it!!

  7. What a brilliant idea! It not only teaches the child to be creative, but also teaches about recycling. =D Thanks for sharing this!

  8. I love this idea! I started collecting empty loo rolls last week in the hope I would find something to do with them – and now I have!

  9. anita says:

    love this idea! will try with my little one!

  10. happyhooligans says:

    Awesome, awesome, awesome! I looove cardboard roll crafts and activities, and this one is so great! Super simple, but looks fab!

  11. pinkoddy says:

    You know we’ve done lots of heart stamping but never tried to make any other shapes- you’ve made it look so easy I just have to give it a try. Thank you.
    Visiting via RedTedArt

  12. I finally had the chance to try this with my little girl!

    http://mummypriscilla.wordpress.com/

    Had a little variation as well 😉 thanks again for this idea. Phoebie and I enjoyed it!

  13. Ana says:

    I really love this! So simple and easy!

  14. Absolutely great idea! Just made it and had lots of fun 🙂

  15. Nienke says:

    Thanx for the inspiration! I’m using your post as inspiration for my weekly pin project on my blog, had so much fun doing this with the kids this weekend! I link to your post of course, hope that’s okay?

    Love your photos as well, so bright and clean!

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