To relate this to the classroom, I thought it would be a fun idea for students to make their own stamps and create an art project using them.
I personally attempted to make a stamp out of a potato with my initials on it so I could label my books with my initials.
I cut a potato with a knife (students could use toothpicks) and made an intricate AS.
Then I went to stamp something. Umm... forgot that part about it needing to be the other way around to show up as a stamp. Instead I had this backward S followed by and A.
Oops. Time to start over.
I tried again, and this time made it the RIGHT way.
But when I stamped it on a book, it didn't really turn out as professional as I hoped.
So I started playing with the rest of the potato and making different shapes that students could make.
Such as a smiley face:
And a heart: