Storytelling with Stamps

Stamps are an endless source of creativity. They can be used to make cards, create a picture or keep kids busy on a rainy day. For another entertaining option, try this storytelling activity.

  1. Ages: 3 - 8

  2. <30 minutes

  3. A little messy

  4. Grownup needed

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    Gather your materials. There are lots of ways to tell a story with stamps. You can stamp out a scene and then try to write a silly story to go with it. You can also think of a story ahead of time, write it, and then stamp out scenes.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    To make a book for your story, cut out pieces of paper in the shape of a rectangle. Fold the pieces of paper in half.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    Line up the folded pieces of paper. Ask a grownup to help you punch holes along the sides and tie the pieces of paper together with ribbon. (Or you can staple them.)

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Done!

    Start stamping! Use markers to add details like grass, people, houses, and more.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

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