Monday, June 18, 2012

Bottle Cap Stamps

Since school is out and our boys aren't doing summer camp this year, we are trying to come up with fun and crafty things to keep them occupied. And, as always, we prefer to use items we have on hand versus running out and buying supplies. Once such activity we found was from Mel's Own Place: Bottle Cap Stamps!  Around here (and in most areas) bottles get recycled but not the caps, so being able to come up with something to give the caps a new life is awesome!  This project just takes a few minutes to make, but kept our guys busy for quite a while afterwards!

What You Need:
  • bottle caps, washed and dried
  • sharpie
  • hot glue (or puffy paint)

 Have your kids draw simple shapes or designs on the bottle caps with a sharpie (our kids were more fond of abstract shapes).

Then go over their designs with the hot glue. The original post used puffy paint, but we not only didn't have any, but wouldn't have had the patience to wait for it to dry anyway! Hot glue hardens in a matter of minutes, which is just our style!

Once the glue hardens, grab your ink pad and get stamping! A great way to recycle and spend an afternoon!

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  1. This is a great idea. Going to try this. Thanks.

    Pinning and sharing

    Linda @

  2. Love this idea, not just for kids!!!
    If you were to incorporate a cork on the inside of the bottle cap, it would be so much easier to use.