Art activities this month are focused around the idea of stamping. There are so many different materials one can use to stamp.
- Nature Items
- Cookie Cutters
Those who know me, know I'm not a fan of arts and crafts, unless they have a purpose. I don't like wasting materials and definitely don't enjoy having arts and craft projects laying around the house. I work hard to make sure our art projects have a function or purpose.
Through these various stamping activities, the kiddos are making our annual holiday cards. I've always wanted to send out holiday cards during the Fall, before the Christmas season begins. For our family this just makes sense.
As the kiddos stamp with various items, they will be creating the outside of our cards. They are loving this project and have expressed interest in sending out cards to their own to friends as well.
Here's what they're doing!
Fall Harvest Food Stamping
The kiddos have loved stamping with Fall harvest foods. An apple and pumpkin are cut in half. (I scooped out the seeds.) Paint is poured onto plates to dip the food items in. The kiddos choose a card and then go to town creating beautiful stamp images.
Stamping with Items in Nature
Stamping with items in nature has been quite interesting. The kiddos have discovered different ways to use items, whether rolling them or using different sides for different prints. It's been really fun to see how creative they become as they use so many different textured items, dipping them in paint provided on plates.
Stamping with Fall Themed Cookie Cutters
The kiddos love using these Fall themed cookie cutters to stamp with. Cards created with them look absolutely stunning.
Stamping with Halloween Themed Cookie Cutters
To provide a bit of variety, and knowing how much the kiddos love Halloween, I've also made Halloween themed cookie cutters available on our shelves. They're a bit large, but the kiddos have still enjoyed using them.
Fall Harvest Greeting Card Stamping Activityscrapbook paper border, glued on to the card. The kiddos would make these all day if I let them.
Halloween Greeting Card Stamping ActivityHalloween version of the activity. The kiddos can't keep their hands off of it. They love Halloween so much!
If you enjoyed this post, you may also enjoy our other Fall Harvest themed activities.
The kiddos have enjoyed their stamping activities so much. They've been a great way to practice so many fine motor skills, while improving hand and finger muscle strength. We hope you enjoy them as well!