Have you tried styrofoam printmaking with your kids? It’s a remarkably easy and rewarding printmaking technique and you can do it with styrofoam trays from the grocery store (free) or with styrofoam sheets from the craft store (inexpensive). To make your printing plates, you simply draw a design into the soft styrofoam. Then you ink […]
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Looking for some printmaking ideas for kids? I’ve got you covered! We have more than 40 great printmaking activities and ideas for children here on The Artful Parent. Printmaking allows kids to try out lots of different techniques and to see cause and effect in action more dramatically than with simply painting or drawing. They […]
A round-up of 18 printmaking ideas to do with kids.
Printing with fruits and vegetables is a simple art project that even toddlers can do (although they are as likely to "paint" with the carrot as print with it). Printmaking with Fruits and Vegetables Materials: Fruits and vegetables (see below) Paper Tempera paint First, assemble the fruits and vegetables you'd like to use. You […]
Want an easy yet lovely Easter egg art activity to do with your kids? Here’s one from Daphne, my seven-year-old. I set out some watercolors, Q-tips, and Easter-egg shaped paper as an art invitation for her to do after school recently. The idea (my idea) was that she would be inspired by the Q-tips to […]
Want to learn how to paint wooden Easter eggs that will last year after year and withstand heavy (kid) use? These painted wooden eggs will long outlast the hard-boiled kind and are so much nicer than plastic eggs. They can be brought out Easter after Easter, given as gifts, and be added to the play kitchen […]
Have you ever tried large-scale canvas art with your kids? You might think that the price would be prohibitive, but you can do it on the cheap. (I’ll share a few ideas at the end of this post…) I came across a large stretched canvas artwork (3 x 4 feet) for 5 bucks in a thrift […]