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How to Decorate and Teach with an Alphabet Rubber Stamp

Aug 18, 2007
Pediatricians and early education specialists agree that it is never too early to expose infants and toddlers to the alphabet, colors, numbers, and other basics. With these facts in mind, more parents are starting to decorate their babie's rooms with letters, numbers, and primary colors. With some various paints and a little creativity you can easily make your children's room a wonder of learning with a rubber stamp set.

Alphabet rubber stamp sets can be found at most hobby or craft stores. They usually come with letters A to Z as well as the numbers zero through nine. These stamp sets are often inexpensive.

If you cannot find a hobby or craft store that sells alphabet rubber stamp sets, or you simply want to have some added fun, you can make your own alphabet stamps. All you need is a sheet of quarter inch rubber, available from any home improvement store. Draw the letters onto the rubber and cut them out with a precision blade.

When you have your rubber stamp set, you will need to decide what base color to use for your children's room. Most parents choose white as a background for primary colors, but some parents may choose blue or pink based on the sex of the baby. You will need to purchase the paint and apply the base coat to the children's room.

After the initial painting of the room it is time to have the real fun! Get some paint in primary colors. You will probably want to get a pint of each primary color. The primary colors are blue, yellow, red, and green.

Now it is time for the creativity! You can use different alphabet rubber stamps all over the room randomly, or you can use them in a pattern. You can start with the letter A and continue around the room in a straight line to the letter Z. The possibilities are really endless, and are entirely up to you!

Another use for alphabet rubber stamp sets is the creation of banners. You can purchase the tail end of the roll of butcher paper from your local grocer fairly inexpensively, or you can buy it at a hobby or craft store. Use the rubber stamps dipped in left over colored paint to create colorful, home made banners for birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, or any other occasion.

It is important that when you are finished painting that you wash out the stamps thoroughly. If you do not, the paint will begin seeping into the pores of the rubber and you will never get them completely clean. Washing them as soon as you are finished only takes a minute, and the paint is much easier to rinse off at this stage.

Rubber stamping can take your children's room or nursery from dull to amazing with just a few hours of effort. You'll also have a unique room tailored to your child. By putting your own stamp on the room, you'll have fond memories over many years to come.
About the Author
Amy Wells is a rubber stamp and crafting enthusiast. You can get more
rubber stamping
tips at her blog: http://rubberstampcrafters.blogspot.com/
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