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Old 10-14-2016, 05:45 AM   #1  
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recommendations welcomed! thank you
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Old 10-14-2016, 07:12 AM   #2  
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I'm assuming you're asking which ones for your kids to use.

I use my oldest SU pads...you know, the linen-and-felt ones with the flip lid that can be taken off. My grandkids can open them easier, they don't care about the latest and greatest colors and they're practically indestructible. At least they haven't figured out a way...yet.

I know there are kids ink pads in the stores/online. I'm sure that's because the ink is wash-out-able. But the color variety is really limited. I find the kids loving the choices of colors.

I'm not for-sure certain on this with inks, but it's true in many paints...wash-out-able-ness implies color is fugitive...it will fade. That's discouraging to a child. They want what they make to last for...ev...er.

Most inks are non-toxic, but if a child has a temptation to put the ink-pad in their mouth then I would say they are too young to stamp! I would not use solvent-based inks like stazon.

All that said, if you are looking for ink pads made especially for kids...

Stewart-Superior makes the following inks:
Tattoo inks (not really, just the wash-off kind) in 6 colors.
Kiddly Ink pads in 8 colors.
Childsafe Dye Ink pads in 16 colors (10 neon, 6 regular).
These are available at various retailers.

Clearsnap makes My 1st Colorbox. These are available at Hobby Lobby in 11 colors and at Joanns in 12 colors.

That should get you started.
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Thank you. Yes for kids. my granddaughter.
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When I stamp with my nieces and nephews, we use Versafine Onyx. These kids are older (ranging from 5 to 11 years old), so they are more careful with the ink. The lid is super easy to open, the ink is very, very black (they didn't like another brand's ink because it looked "faded"). And the ink doesn't bleed when they use their Crayola markers to colour the images.
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my granddaughter is 3 1/2.
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Well, okay then, maybe not the Versafine yet. My younger (around three years old also) nieces and nephews tend to get ink all over their finger tips and arms, and then the ink ends up on the table.
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Washable markers (like Crayola) work great for kids. When I'd bring my stamps to school for various card making projects, it was easy for the kids to use the side of a marker to lay down color on a stamp (and they enjoyed using multiple colors to get a multi-color effect, too.) These were third graders, though.

At 3 1/2, thumb and finger print stamping to make critters, scenes with trees and such might be fun. You could start a scene by drawing in grass, tree trunk, or whatever you both fancy, and then she (or you both, together) can add leaves, flowers, etc.
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Hero Arts has some scented ones for kids.
https://heroarts.com/shop-sidebar/cs...nk-pad-bundle/

I also liked Do-A-Dot Art markers when my kids were that little. They are basically bingo daubers, but a whole set of colors. They have coloring books with big images. Loved these. Pretty sure Michaels carries them, so do teacher stores and amazon of course.

Happy stampin with the granddaughter!
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Washable markers (like Crayola) work great for kids. When I'd bring my stamps to school for various card making projects, it was easy for the kids to use the side of a marker to lay down color on a stamp (and they enjoyed using multiple colors to get a multi-color effect, too.) These were third graders, though.

At 3 1/2, thumb and finger print stamping to make critters, scenes with trees and such might be fun. You could start a scene by drawing in grass, tree trunk, or whatever you both fancy, and then she (or you both, together) can add leaves, flowers, etc.


I have washable markers that will work and I can always stamp some images for her to color. thank you for all the ideas.
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Sounds like you're headed into the fun zone.
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Clearsnap recently did an overview of their My First Colorbox products - that's here:

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At 3 1/2 my artistic granddaughter was fascinated with my Big Kick and wanted die-cuts on every card she made. Also loved Versamark, appreciated that subtle change in color. One of my favorite memories is her getting every syllable out, pulling her lower lip in to clearly say Versamark. I let her stamp with whatever color ink worked for her project....very much supervised.
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That was a commercial, not a review for the My First Colorbox.
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