Christmas Sponge Stamp Blocks

The beauty of simple household sponges cut into Christmas shapes, makes this a fun simple stamping craft to celebrate the holidays.

  1. Ages: 3 - 8

  2. <30 minutes

  3. Messy

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    Gather the materials pictured, as well as a surface (like a paper plate) to pour paint onto. Using a smock is optional, but recommended.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    Start by placing your stencils on the sponge (utilizing current household items, we decided to use play-dough cutters as basic stencil shapes). V picked out a Christmas tree and a Christmas star for her stamping fun. Next, we traced the outer edges of the stencils, drawing the outline of each shape.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    Next, using the drawn outline as your guide, cut out shapes in the sponge. (V.'s not quite old enough for scissors yet--but of course this is a step that slightly older kids can do on their own.)

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Step 4

    Lastly, with the sponge stamps cut out, we poured some paint onto a paper plate. V then dipped the sponges into the paint, smeared them around, and stamped away.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

  • Done!

    There might have been a little bit of finger painting involved too!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 5

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