The boys and I had a great time stamping with paint.  This is always a favorite activity!

Creating Patterns with Paint Stamping

For our stamps we used:

  • Lego bricks
  • Lego wheels – they make either circles or tire prints!
  • Playdough stamps that came in our Melissa and Doug playdough set
  • Drinking straws
  • Celery
  • DIY Wikki Stix stamps

Creating Patterns with Paint StampingFirst, the boys spent time exploring all of the various stamps.  The Wikki Stix stamps were my favorite!  You can see how we made them here.

Creating Patterns with Paint Stamping

The Lego prints were fun as well.

Creating Patterns with Paint Stamping

 After the boys had explored for a while, I gave them long strips of paper, and had them use the paint stamps to create patterns.

Creating Patterns with Paint StampingOwen still easily reverts to thinking that a pattern is where you put whatever looks good next.  It helped to name each of the shapes, and say that pattern as we went along.  “Squares, snake, celery, lines, squares, snake, what comes next?”

Creating Patterns with Paint StampingThe final results look SO good!  This type of technique would make great homemade wrapping paper, I think.


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