Sunday, October 23, 2005

Stamping station

A mini-station was set up for 1st, 2nd, and multiage students. Here they find stamps made by the teacher from artgum erasers and from printmaking rubber slabs. Stamps purchased on the internet have been added, but so far the students prefer the teacher-made ones. The students add color with markers, so one stamp can have multiple colors. Students have been creating frames with pattern, and pictures using the shapes.


Jan H said...

This sounds like fun. What kind of designs do the teacher made stamps have? They must be wonderful if they are preferred over the store bought stamps.


Ann Gray said...

The teacher-made stamps have geometrical patterns, leaves and vines, snowflakes, frogs, lion heads, fish, etc. They were made by carving in soft printing rubber or rubber erasers with linoleum print cutting tools and x-acto knives.