DIY Spring Stamps

DIY Spring stamp craft. Make a butterfly and flower shape from pipe cleaners to use as stamps for painting.

We had so much fun crafting with our Shamrock Stamps for St. Patrick's Day that I thought we'd try to make some shapes for Spring. These turned out great! They require just 2 supplies to make and create adorable Spring shapes - perfect to make a Mother's Day card.

We made stamps in 2 shapes - a butterfly and a flower.  To make both, you just need pipe cleaners (2 per stamp) and a clothespin to use as a handle.

To make your flower stamp - take a pipe cleaner and wrap it around your first 3 fingers.

Pull it off, and twist together to form 3 "petals."

Repeat this step, then twist your 2 halves together to form a flower shape with 6 petals. Clip a clothespin to the base to use as a handle.

To make the butterfly, wrap the pipe cleaner loosely around your first 2 fingers.

Pull it off, and adjust the loops to look like 2 wings.

Repeat, and twist the 2 halves together to form a butterfly shape. Twist the tail of one of the pipe cleaners around the center to be the butterfly's body. 

Attach a clothespin to the base to use as a handle.

Ready to stamp! I put these out with a palette of Spring colored paint and let my boys have fun.

The stamps worked great! They make adorable flower and butterfly shapes, perfect for Spring crafts. They would make excellent prints for Mother's Day cards or even wrapping paper. We love how they turned out!

Want more Spring crafts & activities? See all our Spring ideas here.

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Laura R

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  1. Fun idea! Visiting from TGIF! I also pinned to my Spring board.

  2. Very neat! Love the creativity of using pipe cleaners to create your own painting stamps. Found on Dabbling Momma's Share Day.

  3. fun! love the idea of using pipe cleaners as stamps!

  4. What a fun idea! We have all these materials, so we will have to try our hand at some of our own next week. Saying hello from We Love Weekends!

  5. Oh this is so clever and creative! Thank you so much for sharing!

  6. These are great, I love the butterfly especially!

  7. I love these! We have a lot of crafty, colourful pipe cleaners and will be having a go at making these stamps! :-)
    Visiting from the Monday Parenting Pin It Party ( )

  8. What fun! I would never have thought to use pipe cleaners to make stamps! Going to have to try this one.

  9. Love this! What a great idea. I will share it on Pinterest :) Visiting from KBN.

  10. These are lovely yet simple :-) my two would enjoy having a go at this :-) #weloveweekends

  11. Great idea--my 4 year old would love this! Pinning! Thanks for stopping by MeetUp Monday! Hope to see you again tomorrow!

  12. That's incredibly cute and sweet, such an easy Spring time craft too.

    Thanks for linking up to Tuesday Tutorials, I've pinned this on our group board.

  13. Very cute! Thanks for linking up to Good Tips Tuesday. You will be featured this week!