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11 stamps you can make with household items

Add some funky patterns to your little ones’ basic T-shirts and pants using everyday household materials.

By Today's Parent

11 stamps you can make with household items

DIY prints

Pears

This print is a cinch to create. Simply halve a pear lengthwise and dip it into fabric paint. Stamp in various places on a plain T-shirt and let dry.

 

11 stamps you can make with household items

Apples

Halve an apple, dip it into fabric paint and stamp your onesie. It’s as easy as that!

11 stamps you can make with household items

Strawberries

Cut strawberries in half, dip it into fabric paint and stamp in various places. Note: The strawberries may bleed red juice.

11 stamps you can make with household items

Bubble wrap

Cut out a triangle from bubble wrap and glue one side to a piece of cardboard. Dip the bubble wrap into paint and place it in straight lines across the clothing. 

 

11 stamps you can make with household items

Pencil erasers

Use a pencil eraser as your stamp. Dip it into fabric paint and position as you’d like.

11 stamps you can make with household items

Toilet paper roll

Bend your toilet paper roll down the centre so that it creases. Hold it to maintain the crease and dip the open end into fabric paint. You’ll see it makes a heart shape!

 

11 stamps you can make with household items

Mushrooms

Halve a mushroom, dip it into fabric paint and stamp in various places.

11 stamps you can make with household items

Pretzels

Remove salt from alphabet-shaped pretzels. When dipping the pretzels into fabric paint, be generous, or the imprint may not appear as defined. Stamp the item as you’d like.

11 stamps you can make with household items

Potatoes

Cut a mini potato in half and then cut one side in half again. Dip the quarter-spud in paint and press onto your clothing using a ruler to maintain a straight line.

 

11 stamps you can make with household items

Sponges

Cut a circle and small triangle from a large sponge. Dip each into fabric paint and place them on your chosen article. You’ll make an instant cat silhouette.

 

11 stamps you can make with household items

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