Ava is going through a "stamp" phase right now. I think it all started at gymnastics class. At the end of class, the coach gives all the kids a stamp on their arm. Each week it's a different stamp. Ava is so bummed when it finally washes off (which is like, 3 days later! I really need to buy the coach some washable ink.).
Anyway, Ava has been raiding my stamp collection. I keep finding my stamps all over the house. So now I'm on the hunt to find Ava her own stamps. The thing is - STAMPS ARE EXPENSIVE! There is a cupcake stamp at Hobby Lobby that Ava has had her eye on for months but I refuse to buy it because it costs $9!!!! Are stamps really that hard to make to justify this cost???
Apparently not. Yesterday I scored BIG on stamps at Michael's. They have a big bin of stamps right by the register at the Michael's store in Chesterfield Valley. They're mostly Easter-ish stamps, Halloween stamps and some other miscellaneous stamps. Here's what I got:
The stamps on the left cost (drum roll please) ONE PENNY!!! And the hot air balloon stamp cost ONE DOLLAR!!! I also had a 20% off coupon :)
I also like to check the Dollar section at Target for stamps. Last week I found this:
There are four stamps on one block and it cost only ONE DOLLAR. The stamp pad was just a dollar too!
Another option is making your own stamps. I found an easy tutorial on Pinterest where you use bottle tops and foam shapes. Click here for the tutorial.
Have fun stamping!