Ultimate Guide to Printmaking with Kids
Printmaking is a fun art experience for children of all ages. Often kids will naturally discover printmaking while creating. Their finger or paintbrush will make an interesting print on the paper and they will attempt to duplicate it. There is a delightful cause and effect element of printmaking that children enjoy. Below you will find a number of ways to take this a step further.
For printmaking, I like to gather a diverse group of textures and materials. There certainly are fun printmaking materials you can purchase but a lot of neat printmaking can be done with objects found around the house, in the recycle bin, or outside. An easy way to get started with printmaking is to get some Tempera Paint and a few different unique items to paint and stamp on paper. Here are some simple materials you likely have on hand to get you started printmaking today!
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MATERIALS TO COLLECT FOR PRINTMAKING
Raid the Recycled Bin for:
Toilet Paper Tubes
Plastic Fruit Containers
Gather in the Kitchen:
EXAMPLES OF PRINTMAKING
I asked some of my KBN blogging pals to share with you some printmaking ideas. Below is a great range of ideas for young children to fill you will printmaking inspiration.
Andy Warhol Paint Prints from Mini Monets and Mommies
Upcycled Packaging Printmaking from Bambini Travel
Bubble Wrap Printing from In The Playroom
Highlighters and Bubble Wrapping Printing from Learn With Play at Home
Container Printing from Picklebums
Cardboard Comb Prints from Learn with Play at Home
Printing with Newspaper from Picklebums
Printmaking with Recycled Cardboard from Where Imagination Grows
Cardboard Tube Printmaking from Sand in My Toes
Potato Masher Printing from In The Playroom
Printing with Kitchen Items from Sand in My Toes
Printing with Nuts and Bolts from Picklebums
String and Block Printing from Picklebums
Yarn Roller Printing from Sand In My Toes
Apple Printing Fabric Bags from Mum in the Madhouse
Printmaking with Ferns from My Nearest and Dearest
Printmaking with Nature from Danya Banya
Looking for still more ideas? These books are great art resources and full of printmaking inspiration.
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The Artful Parent by Jean Van't Hul (find online)
Rapunzel's Supermarket by Ursula Kolbe (find online)
The Usborne Complete Book of Art Ideas by Fiona Watt (find online)
Art Lab for Little Kids: 52 Playful Projects for Preschoolers by Susan Schwake (find online)
Visit our Bambini Art Project for more art ideas!
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