Tea x Finding Stuff Club: Interactive Activities To Do With Your Kids

We’re teaming up with our friends at Finding Stuff Club on a series of fun, interactive activities inspired by our travels in Portugal. Finding Stuff Club is on a mission to find the best stuff on the internet that will engage kids (and adults, too!). Together, we’re hoping to bring a slice of Portugal into your home.

In this first activity, learn how to make a sardine stamp out of a sponge. Sardines are popular treats in Portugal, and we’ve created two versions of the activity for you and your kids to do together—one basic version designed for ages 4+ and a more advanced version designed for ages 10+. Download both versions here and read on for step-by-step instructions with photos.

 

Basic Sardine Activity:

 

Step 1: Gather materials.

  • Printed template on page 2 of the printable instructions
  • Marker
  • Sponge
  • Scissors
  • Paint
  • Palette paper or a surface to mix
  • Construction paper or a surface to stamp

Step 2: Follow the directions on the stencil paper and cut out the shapes labeled.

Step 3: Place the shapes on the sponge and trace with your marker.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 4: Cut out the shapes from your sponge to create the sardine.

Step 5: Dip the sponge sardine in paint and start stamping onto your construction paper.

 

 

The final result should look something like this:

 

 

Advanced Sardine Activity:

Step 1: Gather materials.

  • Printed templates on pages 3-5 of the printable instructions
  • Sponge
  • Craft knife
  • Paint
  • Palette paper or a surface to mix
  • Canvas tote, construction paper, or other object to decorate

Step 2: Using the craft knife, cut out the printed stencils labeled on the instructions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 3: Place your stencils on the desired area of your tote bag, construction paper, or other object you’re decorating and dab a sponge with paint to create the sardine shape.

Step 4: Have fun with mixing colors and creating designs by layering on the pattern stencils.

Step 5: Peel back the stencils to reveal your patterns and designs.

 

Step 6: Continue the process until you have a design you love. Let air dry before use.

 

The final product should look something like this: 

 

Don’t forget to tag @teacollection and @findingstuffclub on Instagram so we can see your final creations! Stay tuned for more activities like this inspired by our travels through Portugal, and check out our latest styles here.

 

 

 

 

 

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