I am so excited about this project that I just finished!!! I have wanted some mini alphabet stamps for-ev-ah and I finally found some in the dollar bin at Target. I even found some mini stamp pads too. So, I quickly snatched six sets of stamps and six stamp pads. I let the little suckers sit around my house for a day while I wondered how I was going to store them at school. Then lightning struck…HOBBY LOBBY! Cruising the aisles I found an amazing bead organizer that was going to work perfectly.
6 mini alphabet stamps: $6
6 mini-stamp pads (blue, green, and red): $6
1 bead organizer: $5.99
Materials that I already had (glue, printer/ink, sticker numbers): $0
Total Cost: $17.99
Now, when I put it all together like that and I see the price tag it seems like a lot. However, considering that I got six sets of stamps for the same price or less than once set at a teacher store I think I did pretty good. Also, this will allow for 6 students to do the activity/center independently anywhere in the classroom. That is my kind of center work. ;) Ok, on to the good stuff…THE PICTURES!
|Step 1: Assemble the materials|
|Ink pads fit nicely inside the container.|
|Stick the letter stamps into the container.|
|Add numbers to the containers and base.|
|Print labels, trim, and glue to the backside of each container. Cover with clear packing tape.|
|View of labels. I wanted to keep them labeled so the kids would know which bin to put each letter in.|