Have you tried muffin tin printing with kids?
I came across this simple printmaking project in one of MaryAnn Kohl’s books and we’ve had so much fun with it!
Plus it’s super easy.
Muffin Tin Printing with Kids
Note :: You can find the mini paint rollers in the painting section of the hardware store (they’re used for painting trim and corners).
Turn the muffin tin upside down and paint the bottoms of the cups.
You can use a brush as Maia did (for interesting brush marks that transfer to the final print) or use a mini paint roller (for a more even application of the paint).
Center a piece of paper over the painted muffin tin…
And press the paper down with your hands. Maybe even rub around a bit.
Lift the paper to reveal your new print!
Make another. And another.
Experiment with different colors, combinations of colors (color mixing?), and brushstrokes or designs (draw with a finger or q-tip in the paint before making your print).
How about you? What printing techniques have you tried with your kids?
More Ideas for Printing with Kids
- Monoprinting with Kids
- Flower printing with watercolors
- Printing with foam stickers
- Styrofoam printing with kids
- Bubble wrap printing and painting
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