Make Plastic Lid Stamps

By Noreen Doll.

Plastic Lid Stamps by Crafty Journal

Make plastic lid stamps using recycled lids and foam stickers.

Crafty Journal - Plastic Lid Stamps

Foam stickers come in a huge variety of subjects.  You can find animals, vehicles, flowers and shapes for kids.


During the holidays you can find cats, bats, ghosts, spiders and more for Halloween.

There are trees, bells, snowflakes, gingerbread men and snowmen for Christmas.  And at Easter you will see chicks, ducks, bunnies and eggs.


Foam stickers can be found in Walmart or Target, craft stores, and Dollar stores, often costing only a dollar or two.

Save the plastic lids from containers, particularly the larger hard plastic ones. They are perfect for attaching stickers, and easy to use as stamps.



Hard Plastic Lids

Foam Stickers

How to Make Plastic Lid Stamps.

1. From an assortment of foam stickers, choose 2 of identical size and shape. They don’t have to be the same color.

Peel the back off one of the stickers and attach it to the top of the other, matching edges as well as possible.


It won’t hurt if they aren’t exactly perfect. You can trim off the excess or just leave it.

2. Select a lid that is large enough for the entire foam sticker to fit on.

Remove the backing from the sticker and center it on the lid. Press it on the lid thoroughly.


3. The stamp is ready to use. It’s easy to make several plastic lid stamps while you are making them.

These stamps can be used with paint or ink. I used ink for this photo.



After using the stamps, you can stamp them several times on a scrap sheet of paper or a paper towel.

Gently clean these plastic lid stamps and they can be used several times.

Try this fun and easy way to recycle.



If the sticker is very thin (as the snowflake was) you could use 3 layers of stickers so the lid won’t get inked every time the stamp does.

If you get ink or paint on the edge of the lid, you can wipe it off with a paper towel before you stamp so it doesn’t get stamped on the paper.

Have a large sheet of butcher paper or brown kraft paper ready for when you clean the stamps.

You can stamp the excess ink several times on the butcher or kraft paper, and then use it for gift wrapping.  This way you don’t waste the ink.

I’m not sure how well the stickers will stand up to water, so I would just gently wipe the surface with a damp paper towel.

Use larger round lids, such as those on oatmeal boxes or shortening cans, to hold paint for kids to use.

© Noreen Doll

Crafty Journal

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  1. I love this idea, I will have to keep this in mind for craft projects at VBS!

  2. Great idea! I can definitely do this!

  3. Ana Lopes says:

    Super cute project! Thanks for sharing tutorial!
    Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  4. What a fabulous idea! Thanks for the tip and for sharing at A New Creation. I know my kids will love this!

  5. This is a GREAT idea! I’m going to pin this since it would be a fun project to do with my kids! Thanks so much!

  6. Great idea! One of those “why did I not think about it” 😉 Thanks for sharing !

  7. What a fabulous idea! This would be a great way to make holiday tags and wrapping paper!

  8. What a great idea! I just posted about stamping, I love it but those stamps are pricey! I will definitely try this, thanks so much!

  9. Very clever idea, and it’s so much cheaper than the ones you buy at the store.


  10. What a fabulous idea! Thanks so much for sharing at Project Inspire{d} ~ pinning!

  11. What a great idea for stamps! You could also use them to play memory, assuming you had 2 of each :) Thanks!

  12. This is such a great idea! Stamps can be kind of pricey, this is awesome!

  13. Such a great idea! I will definitely have to do this with my kids this summer!

  14. What a fantastic idea! I love your tutorial and your blog too!
    Hugs Cristina

  15. Such a clever idea!

  16. Brilliant! We don’t have a lot of lids, but every time I throw one out, I wonder what else I could do with it to re-use it. I’m going to “pin” this one.

  17. CUTE, CUTE, CUTE!! What a great DIY project for kids. Thanks for sharing it on our Brag About It Tuesday party. ~~ Sharon & Denise

  18. Love this idea! It would be so fun for the kids!

  19. That is such a neat craft!

    Thank you,

  20. Christy@Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer says:

    This is so clever, my boys would love this!!!!

  21. Hello! I’m stopping by from the What are you doing blog hop. These are so stinkin cute! I’m going to have to do this :) I’m also a new follower, I subscribed to you via email.

  22. This would be a good project for the kids this summer. Thank you!


  23. This is such a great craft! Easy and inexpensive! Thanks for sharing at TTF!

    Diann and Linda

  24. Thanks for sharing your great idea.

    Mommy Hanny

  25. Just love this. I am forwarding to my daughters for our grandchildren. Will think about making turtle ones for give aways for my book Tadeo Turtle. Thank you so much.
    Found you on Sun Scholars.

  26. So smart! I almost feel dumb for not thinking of this. Love it and my kids will too :) Krista @ A Handful of Everything

  27. These are great! I just bought some foam stickers today thinking they would come in handy sometime soon. Pinning and trying soon.

  28. THAT is a super awesome idea!! Hope you’re having a nice week. My Homemaking Party is going on now and I would love to have you link up, if you haven’t already!
    Mrs. Sarah Coller

  29. What a clever idea! I’m so glad you chose to share your project at the Rock ‘N Share! Have a great weekend! Blessings, D@TheShadyPorch

  30. Very clever idea! And I’m all for anyway you can find for recycling. Thanks for joining us this week at Transformed Tuesday.

    Peggy~PJH Designs

  31. What an awesome idea! I would never have thought of it but very creative and very useful!

  32. What a great idea. Very creative and useful!

  33. Hello there,
    I have seen your project on the Sew many ways link party and thought it was genius so just popping by to let you know.
    I took a quick peek at the rest of your project and I love them, you are so clever :)
    Would live it if you could check out my blog sometime, I am only just starting out and trying to find more time to blog more often but my uni assignments often take up a lot of time, as do my kids.
    Hope you have a great weekend :)

  34. Thanks so much for sharing at A Peek Into Paradise TGIF Link Party. I hope you will come party with us next week and see if you were featured!

    Have a great week!

    Hugs! Cathy

  35. Doh! I have made my own before with craft foam, but never thought to use the THOUSANDS of stickers we have!!! Thanks xx

  36. What a fantastic idea! Now I will have to start saving lids–my daughter will really enjoy putting these together and stamping. Thanks for sharing this!

  37. What a great idea! We will certainly have to make some of these! Thanks for sharing at Mom’s Library!

  38. What a perfect idea!! I can’t wait to do these with Reagan! Pinning :)

    Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection.
    Please come back Friday to see if you were featured. :)

    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo

  39. I adore this idea! I am pinning for the future.

    Thank you for linking up to Raising Imperfection!
    Make sure to check back on Friday to see if you were featured.

  40. Thanks for linking up at Assets and Efforts on HickoryTrail


  41. I Love this idea! I’ll have to buy some foam letters and have my daughter practice the alphabet that way!

  42. Brilliant idea! I love that you’re recycling old lids – I have been wondering what to use for a stamp base, and you just answered my question! :)

  43. This is a fabulous idea! I’ve pinned it! Thanks for linking up with us at the Pinterest Power Party – hope you’ll come back and link up again!


  44. What a great idea. I will be featuring this tonight at my Swing into Spring party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I’ve Been Featured button. Thanks.

  45. Great idea to use 2 foam stickers per lid!


  46. Great idea!Thanks for linking up & sharing @ great to have you! Theresa

  47. love this idea, have done it myself with my own cut-outs, though this way produces much more professional looking results! thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

  48. Wow – this is a brilliant idea!! Pinning this. Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!!

  49. Awesome I’m 100% up to upcycling!!! and it could be a fun project to make with the kids!!! Thanks so much for sharing this at Bewitch Me & Titi! Hope to have you back next Sunday with more awesome shares!

    Hope you are having a lovely week

    Cami @ TitiCrafty by Camila

  50. Thanks for linking up to Get Social Sunday! Hope to see you back this weekend!

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  52. Oh my gosh! I love this idea!! The poor little boy that I watch has been stuck with princess stamps from my girls! lol

    Stopping by from TGIF Link Party

  53. Super cute idea!

  54. Super cool… Thank you so much for coming to share at Super Saturday Show & Tell! I’d love to have you come and share again today Have a great weekend! xoxo~ Ruthie

  55. Wow, this is such a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing at Crafty Tuesday. I am pinning this right now, my son will love this!

  56. What a great idea. I’m pinning this now. Thanks for sharing at Inspire Us Thursday at Organized 31.

  57. So clever and so many uses! I love this!

  58. What a great idea and some upcycling too. I will be doing this with my Beaver cubs as a craft activity so simple. Thanks for sharing

  59. Very simple and creative.
    Thanks for sharing in Handmade Tuesday :)

  60. What a cute idea! Can’t wait to try it. :)

  61. great simple idea!

  62. I have a slew of these that I put stickers on for my TK class. We use them for matching games, letter recognition, etc. The little ones love it. We turn them over and they have to pick two at a time to see if they have a match. Great memory skills learning for them. Visiting from Grandma Ideas.

  63. What a great, simple idea! And you can use the lids that just end up in the bin!! My toddler will love this :) thankyou!

  64. Jann Olson says:

    Love this idea! A lot easier for a child to hold onto than the actual shape. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  65. Love this idea! So cute and I love how simple it is.

  66. What a great idea! I love that it uses simple items in a new way. Pinning!

  67. Amazing! Thanks for linking up with Share the Wealth Sunday. I plan to share this on my FB page and blog this week.

  68. Another fantastic idea Noreen. Thanks so much for linking up to Thriving on Thursdays. Hope to see you tomorrow!

    Anne @ Domesblissity xx

  69. What an incredibly crafty and wonderful idea! I am definitely pinning this one to be used as a project with my kids. Thanks so much for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty this week!

  70. These are too cute. My grand kids would love these. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday.

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