Many Pumpkin Faces

I introduced my kinders last week 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 the end in a pool of black tempera paint, and print … Read More

Printing with Bubble Wrap

I tried printing with bubble wrap, and loved how it worked in my art journal class. There were so many colorful variations of my sample shown here. The process can be a little messy, but by limiting things to one one color and (hopefully) one clean print, you can do this with a large group of students and not have any regrets.   MATERIALS • Art journal or 6″ x 9″ drawing paper • Bubble … Read More

Hand Print Turkey

The idea of a hand print turkey has been around for awhile. Here’s a twist using a craft foam hand and acrylic paint to make a simple and easy mono print. MATERIALS • Craft foam hands • Craft glue • Cardboard, about 10″ x 13″ rectangle • Paint brush • Brown acrylic paint • Heavy white paper • Black Sharpie • Pencil crayon DIRECTIONS PREP: Craft foam hands are sold in lots of craft … Read More

Printing with Bubblewrap

I tried printing with bubblewrap, and loved how it worked in my art journal class. There were so many colorful variations of my sample shown here. The process can be a little messy, but by limiting things to one one color and (hopefully) one clean print, you can do this with a large group of students and not have any regrets.   MATERIALS • Art journal or 6″ x 9″ drawing paper • Bubble wrap … 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, but the students had to trace it heavily with a dark crayon. Afterwards, they … Read More

Overlapping Printed Circles

I think I finally understand that early kinders are best off with just exploring with the process of art making, without any specific results. This is a simple two week project that can be fun, no matter what the final art looks like. WEEK ONE: Students used a plastic cup and watered down tempera paint to stamp circles on a sheet of white paper. Overlapping was encouraged. When finished, students moved to a clean … Read More

Bubble Wrap Printmaking

I tried bubblewrap printmaking, and loved how it worked in my art journal class. There were so many colorful variations of my sample shown here. The process can be a little messy, but by limiting things to one one color and (hopefully) one clean print, you can do this with a large group of students and not have any regrets.   MATERIALS • Art journal or 6″ x 9″ drawing paper • Bubble wrap • … Read More

Printed Pumpkins

I introduced my kinders last week 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 the end in a pool of black tempera paint, and print … Read More

Hand Print Turkey

The idea of a hand print turkey has been around for awhile. Here’s a twist using a craft foam hand and acrylic paint to make a simple and easy mono print. MATERIALS • Craft foam hands • Craft glue • Cardboard, about 10″ x 13″ rectangle • Paint brush • Brown acrylic paint • Heavy white paper • Black Sharpie • Pencil crayon DIRECTIONS PREP: Craft foam hands are sold in lots of craft … Read More

Warhol Hand Prints

This Andy Warhol project turned out well, even for kinders. The watercolor background helped finish the project in one class. MATERIALS • Watercolor paper, 11″ x 15″ • Crayons • Acrylic paint, black and white • Paper plates or cardboard for hands to press paint • Paper towels!   DIRECTIONS 1. I had pre-drawn the grid on the 11″ x 15″ watercolor paper, but the students had to trace it heavily with a dark … Read More

Printing with Bubble Printing

I tried printing with bubble wrap, and loved how it worked in my art journal class. There were so many colorful variations of my sample shown here. The process can be a little messy, but by limiting things to one one color and (hopefully) one clean print, you can do this with a large group of students and not have any regrets.   MATERIALS • Art journal or 6″ x 9″ drawing paper • Bubble … Read More

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