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Bottle top stamps {A-Z Play at Home series}

Easy bottle top stamps tutorial

Today is the next letter in our A-Z Play at Home blog hop. Last week was the letter A and I have to admit I had loads more ideas for that letter after we had published! This week’s letter is B, so we are using bottle tops. I started saving these when my children were chomping their way through those squeezy fruit tubes when they were little. I guess it became a habit to keep bottle tops!

Bottle top stamps {A-Z Play at Home series}

My son loves all things emoji at the moment so we came up with the idea of making stamps with the bottle tops.

First we gathered our supplies – bottle tops, craft foam, glue dots and scissors.

crafting with bottle tops

My son found something round to draw around, a similar size to the bottle tops. He carefully drew round it on the craft foam, cut them out and stuck them onto the bottle tops using sticky glue dots.

At the moment he absolutely loves emoji’s and I knew he wanted to design his own. He chose a bright yellow paint, poured some out onto a paint tray and dipped his homemade bottle top stamps in it.

Then he placed them down on a sheet of card until he had a whole sheet of colourful circles.

making Bottle top stamps with kids

Once they were dry he was able to start designing his own emojis. He used Sharpies to draw on eyes and mouths, used heart stickers for eyes and enjoyed creating some crazy emoji faces of his own. If your children weren’t obsessed with emoji’s then you could cut different shapes from the craft foam and use different colours of paint to create lots of different art. Bottle tops are perfect for making into your own stamps as they are quite chunky for little hands to hold onto. I know my 5 year old would love to get her hands on our bottle top stamps and get creating too.

Bottle top stamps emoji craft

You can see how other bloggers have been inspired by the letter B here:

Button bead stacking from Teach Me Mommy

B is for Beach Party from Bambini Travel

Bug Hunt from Play and Learn Every Day

Broad Bean Colour Sort from Adventures and Play

Whole Body Butterfly Life Cycle Imagination Play from Line Upon Line Learning


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    May 12, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    Oh wow, I love this idea! Definitely going to be giving it a go with Oscar as I think he’d love it 🙂

    Louise x

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    Ali Rost
    May 13, 2017 at 6:22 am

    What a fun idea (and series) this is! I never would have thought about making cute emojis. When my kids were little my son would have created something similar. My daughter on the other hand, I envision her making lots and lots of colorful polka dots, and then proudly hanging her creation in her room

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    May 15, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    Ah this is such a fun idea! I love your son’s emojis, the one with all the blue hair (I think!?) is fab!!

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