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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I’ve been wanting to make an apple bunting with my kids ever since I saw this simple stamped apple garland on Multiples & More. Where she used burlap, though, I decided to try creating the bunting on the pages of an old book for the interesting contrast between the red apple prints and the black-and-white text. It […]
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.
Maia and I made some more Christmas cards together by printing with styrofoam — the first activity on our advent calendar. This was our second attempt at how to do styrofoam printing — this time we were much more successful! The materials make all the difference! We used printing ink instead of tempera paint, a […]
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 […]
Yesterday, I wrote about our new and super awesome Stampville architecture stamps. We have just been loving all the different things you can create with this open-ended stamp set! And since I haven’t been able to find any other open-ended stamp sets out there, I’ve started thinking about how to make your own stamp set. […]