Printmaking for Kids and a Gift for Mother’s Day

Around here the Moms are all very crafty! My Mother in Law knits, paints and makes jewelry. I knew her Mother’s Day gift would have to be something homemade. I also wanted it to really capture the artistic level of M and M.

I was inspired by a printmaking project found on Tinkerlab, Abstract Recycled Prints. I didn’t follow the process because I didn’t read the post and bought completely different materials. I wonder where Little M gets it! Lucky you, now you have two brand new techniques to play around with.

What you need: a large foam sheet 1/4 inch thick, mini canvases & mini easels, paint, paint brushes, scissors, plate or tray, ballpoint pen and extra paper.

Cut the foam into pieces the same size as the canvas. Have your little one draw a picture on one piece of foam.

Use a a ballpoint pen to trace over the drawing, making deep impressions.

Fill a tray with paint.

Press the stamp into the paint.

Pressed the stamp onto the paper 3 times. Which stamp print do you like the best?

Press the stamp on the canvas.

Big M drew a car and trailer for his stamp print.

Did you see the Mother’s Day Cards we made?  Tomorrow I will show you how to make Homemade Wrapping Paper and Tissue Paper Flowers.

This post is a part of the Mother’s day lesson plan.


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