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Old 02-17-2013, 10:45 AM   #1
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Default Good stamp pads for children?

I want my children to be able to stamp with me or along side. I don't want them mucking up my SU pads. I was going to let them use my SU pads but they are so old that they are too dry to get good inking.

Does anyone have any good suggestions. Washable would be really nice as the two year old can be pretty messy. It isn't essential as we are often getting messy with projects around here.

Thanks for any ideas.
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:12 AM   #2
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Check the children's craft section at Hobby Lobby, or even Walmart. I have seen larger ink pads made especially for kids there. Most of them are washable ink, too.

Here is a listing showing kid's stamp pads at Walmart:

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Old 02-17-2013, 12:19 PM   #3
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I have 4 kids and I let them use the SU Stampin' Spots.

When I first started buying SU, I wanted all the colors, but couldn't afford the full-size ink pads, so I bought the spots in all colors. Fast forward 10 years and I decided to upgrade to the new ink pads when SU released the new firm foam pads, so I let my kids play with the spots.

If your ink pads have dried out, you could try Perfect Ink Refresher on them. Often times there's plenty of color left in the pad, it just got dried out from the air, so a few squirts of Refresher will make them usable again!

If you have reinkers, you could make ink pads for the kids. When I was strictly using spots, I used to make my own in-color ink pads by buying un-inked dye cubes from Welburn Gourd Farms and using SU's reinkers to make an ink pad. The dye cubes are the same size as Stampin' Spots and it only takes about 1/10th of a reinker to ink one up.

Hope that helps!
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Hobby Lobby has great kids pads and they're cheap when on sale. I bought a bunch for DD when she was too little to use my SU pads. They're still going strong and I loan them out for camps and scouts.
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