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.
Love this! I just added this to the 25 Kid Crafted Gifts Tutorial!
PS – thanks for making it so easy to post a comment on your site!
Ohhh, you’re welcome!
Haha! You are too funny, Jillian. I often do the same thing. I get just enough inspiration to get started, and then off I go…
Homemade gifts from the heart are the best.
I have seen those little canvases at Walmart and must have thought about buying some a hundred times! What a great idea!
What a wonderful idea. I am sure they will love them. I would like to invite you to share at my Mother’s Day link party at http://craftymomsshare.blogspot.com/2012/05/mothers-day-gifts.html. Thank you!!