Lindsey’s initial inspiration wasn’t clay at all. Instead, she was curious to see if she could fashion a stamp by flattening the wax wrappers from Babybel cheese onto a Jenga block. That’s what I call a resourceful mind at work.
In the end she turned to Plasticine (a putty-like modeling clay), since it was a much more malleable medium for her daughters to work with.
The brilliance of this method of stamping is that the boundaries are limitless; kid’s imaginations can go wild with the creative possibilities. And with a washable stamp pad the clay can be rinsed and re-modeled over and over again.
One of our personal favorites was the use of magnetic fridge letters to make negative reliefs in the clay.
(Images: Lindsey Boardman)