Easy Printmaking with Bubble Wrap

For an easy printmaking project, try using bubble wrap. It’s a great way to repurpose old materials and make a colorful print too. MATERIALS Art journal or 6″ x 9″ drawing paper Bubble wrap Acrylic paint Paper plate Paint brush Pencil crayons Paper towels   DIRECTIONS I cut panels of bubble wrap that were smaller than the journal pages so … Read More

Many Pumpkin Faces

I introduced kinders to their first printmaking project. Learning how to draw different expressions on the faces, like those in the famous “Five Little Pumpkins” book, added to the fun. MATERIALS Multimedia paper Old paper towel rolls Black tempera paint Plates for paint Black Sharpie marker Crayons DIRECTIONS CLASS ONE Students use a paper towel or toilet paper roll, dip … Read More

Warhol Hand Prints

This Warhol hand print turned out well for an after school class. The watercolor background (quick drying time) allowed for the project to be done in one class. MATERIALS • Watercolor Paper, 11″ x 15″ • Crayon • Liquid watercolor paint • White acrylic paint • Black acrylic paint DIRECTIONS 1. I had pre-drawn the grid on the watercolor paper, … Read More

Overlapping Printed Circles

I found preschoolers love to make simple art projects like printing, without any specific results. Styrofoam cups are the perfect tool for this. This is a simple two week project that can be fun, no matter what the final art looks like. MATERIALS Styrofoam cup Tempera paint Multimedia paper Crayons DIRECTIONS WEEK ONE: Students used a styrofoam cup and watered … Read More

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