Rubber Stamping with Kindergarteners

Stamping a wooden picture frameI had a lot of fun stamping with my son’s kindergarten class this morning!  We made these lovely picture frames and they brought a picture from home to put in them.  Didn’t they do a lovely job?  They all seemed to have a great time!  we used stamps from the Lovely as a Tree, Seasonal Icons (retired), God’s Beauty (retired) and Le Jardin Botanique stamp sets along with the colors of Pumpkin Pie, Ruby Red, More Mustard and Old Olive.

Rubber stamping funTo make life a little easier (and to save the ink pads!) I worked with 3 smaller groups.  Here is a picture of one of the groups when they completed their frames.  All of the children seemed very excited about their frames!  It was funny to see how many of the kids commented about getting ink on their fingers, I didn’t think that many would care.  The only part that really made me cringe was when I saw one of the girls wiping the ink off her finger onto the wood of my stamp . . . tissues are good things!

Fall stamped picture frameHere is my son’s frame.  He did such a nice job, I just had to share it!  It’s the priviledge of a mommy!

leaf picture frameAnd, last of all, here is my sample frame.


  1. WOW what an awesome idea! Are you sure he is only 5 he did an awesome job on his frame! Congrats to you

  2. Wow! I love them. You guys did a wonderful job. Keep on stamping. Thanks for sharing.

  3. The frames turned out just great but without a doubt, your son’s is the best! 😉 Jan Hoyt

  4. Wow, is that a future demonstrator in the making? Your son’s frame is awesome. What a cute idea! Thanks for sharing.

  5. WOW, what a great job they did. For 5 year olds, they look better than what I can do, lol. They did an awesome job! They look great. I am sure they are proud, & mommy & daddy are too.!!

  6. Great idea! You are brave to shre your stamps 7 Ink with Kindergarteners. I use to stamp with my kids when they were smaller at school too!! Tell your son he did a great job!!

  7. Hi, Becky,
    The frames are adorable, so are the children! Tell Micah I really like his frame. (Yours looks pretty good, too. :o)) The picture in the frame is darling.

    • Thank you ladies! I’ll read these to my son tomorrow and I know he’ll be very excited! He was excited to have me post the picture of his frame on here. 🙂

  8. Really nice project, Becky:) They seem so pleased with their artwork!
    It definitely shows that your little guy has talent:)

  9. Very cute Micah! You can be the enxt demo and recruit the whole class~they know they like the products!

  10. These are fantastic! What a cute idea!

  11. He did a marvelous job! He is a natural at it. It looks like you had a good time.

  12. Wow! Micah’s frame is just as good as his mom’s – LOL! What a great project – you can tell they had a great time with it!

    Cynthia Ferenz
    Fredericksburg, VA
    Proud Parent of 2 Soldiers

  13. Wow. I’m so impressed. The kids did a wonderful job, you are so patient with natural teacher skills. The kids in your son’s grade are all going to be in his class from now on!

  14. The kids look like they really enjoyed making these. Your son did a terrific job!!!

  15. What are the frames made of, and where did you find them? What a great project for kids, and adults as well. I would like to do some stamping with kids as well, and might want to try this.

    • Hi Sage,

      I bought simple wooden frames from a local craft store for just a dollar. Before going to stamp with the kids I used Mod Podge to adhere cardstock to the front of the frame and then cut and sanded it around the edges. Its take a little prep time but it’s not too bad.

  16. 🙂

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