I’ve been in cleaning/organizing mode for a while now, and tackled my kitchen cabinets last week. After checking the dates on my spices and pulling out all the oldies, I’m a little ashamed to admit what a spice hoarder I am, but at the same time very excited to have all these cute little jars to play with now!
Oh, the possibilities! Kitchen trash = tot school treasure!
Since we are still emphasizing the color yellow this week, I decided to make some simple paint stampers with a few of my spice jars. The bottles turned out to be the perfect size and they only took a few minutes to make with materials I already had in my craft supplies.[expand title=”Expand and Read More” trigpos=”below”]
First, I found a piece of yellow craft foam and used a Sharpie to freehand a few shapes of objects that are typically yellow. *I found that the Sharpie ink bled a little onto the paper when we were stamping; we didn’t mind it, but if you are a purist, you might use a different type of writing utensil.
Next, I cut out the shapes, and since my foam was really thin, I hot-glued them to some cardboard from a diaper box and then cut them out again to add some stiffness to the stamp. Last, I simply hot glued the bottoms of my spice bottles to the back of the stamps.
After we were done, I wiped the paint off the foam stampers and let them dry. I doubt these will last indefinitely, but we should get at least a couple more uses out of them.[/expand]