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Personal Paper

Time

  • 30 to 40 minutes

Materials

  • Clean Styrofoam meat tray
  • Ballpoint pen
  • Empty paper towel roll
  • Glue
  • Piece of cardboard
  • Ink stamping pad
  • Tracing paper

Directions

  1. To personalize notes and papers you can make customized designer stamps. Mark your design on tracing paper and put the paper, printed side down, on a clean Styrofoam meat tray.
  2. Trace hard over the design with a ballpoint pen to leave an impression in the Styrofoam.
  3. Cut out the area around the ballpoint imprint on the Styrofoam to use as your stamp.
  4. Glue a piece of cardboard to the back cut the same size as the new stamp to make it stiff, and glue on a small piece of paper towel roll for a handle.
  5. Let it dry thoroughly and cover the stamp with ink from the pad to print on paper or note cards.

Extensions

  • Use the same technique to make your own holiday cards.
  • Print place cards for dinner.

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Copyright © 2004 by Susan Kettmann. Excerpted from The 2,000 Best Games & Activities with permission of its publisher, Sourcebooks, Inc.

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August 29, 2014



Eating a colorful diet or fruits and veggies helps ensure your child is getting the nutrients he needs to keep his brain sharp while at school. Aim to pack three or more different colored foods in his lunch (or for snack) every day.


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