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Muffin Tin Printing with Kids

by Jean Van't Hul
March 1, 2011

Muffin Tin Printing with Kids

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).


Muffin Tin Printing with Kids

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).

Muffin Tin Printing with Kids

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!

Muffin Tin Printing with Kids

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? 

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