DIY Foam Stamps – Learn Shapes & Patterns

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These are DIY Foam stamps that I made for my daughter. Toddlers will enjoy this activity while learning shapes and patterns. I used inexpensive unfinished wood blocks that are available in craft stores. I did not paint the block because I wanted her to touch and feel the grain of the wood.

DIY Foam stamps - toddler activities - learn shapes and patterns

I cut foam and glued them to the wood blocks.

DIY Foam stamps - toddler activities - learn shapes and patterns

DIY Foam stamps - toddler activities - learn shapes and patterns

DIY Foam stamps - toddler activities - learn shapes and patterns

If you want intricate patterns but do not want to cut them yourself, look for pre-cut foam stickers.

DIY Foam stamps - toddler activities - learn shapes and patterns

We also made an ink pad for the stamps. We diluted paint and soaked a sponge in it and then used it as an ink pad. A new dish washing sponge would do.

DIY Foam stamps - toddler activities - learn shapes and patterns

This was followed by hours of fun time. 🙂

DIY Foam stamps - toddler activities - learn shapes and patterns

made one stamp with math symbols. 😉

DIY Foam stamps - toddler activities - learn shapes and patterns

One stamp was used for learning numbers. She enjoyed touching and feeling the foam squares (sensorial experience).

DIY Foam stamps - toddler activities - learn shapes and patterns

DIY Foam stamps - toddler activities - learn shapes and patterns

DIY Foam stamps - toddler activities - learn shapes and patterns

Then we tried patterns.

DIY Foam stamps - toddler activities - learn shapes and patterns

While doing the chevron pattern, we drew the pattern on the block using pencil like shown below (control of error). You can also draw using a marker to help kids identify the block easily.

DIY Foam stamps - toddler activities - learn shapes and patterns

We tried cascading squares.

DIY Foam stamps - toddler activities - learn shapes and patterns

We made a cut out in the shape of a heart.

DIY Foam stamps - toddler activities - learn shapes and patterns

Placed it on another sheet of paper and stamped on it. we made sure we went over the edges a little.

DIY Foam stamps - toddler activities - learn shapes and patterns

DIY Foam stamps - toddler activities - learn shapes and patterns

Pretty stamped heart.

DIY Foam stamps - toddler activities - learn shapes and patterns

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