These cheerful butterfly prints start with a simple Styrofoam plate and a free template. Two printmaking options mean you already have what you need to get started today!
Grocery store Styrofoam and washable markers come together to make lots of sweet heart prints perfect for whipping up a batch of handmade valentines or sweet cards for any occasions..
Being creative is perhaps the most calming thing to my personality. I had such a grumpy day the other day. It was a day of grown up temper tantrums (mine) that left me feeling deflated. Out came the markers, in came some leaves. A little creative brainstorming and my littles and I were absorbed in making these sweet and easy leaf prints with washable markers.
A pattern is simply a repeated or recurring design. Little kids begin to learn patterns early in as a way to understand relationships between objects and make predictions about what comes next. Once kids really understand what pattern are they will begin to see them everywhere- in life and art! This collograph printmaking project is a great way for kids to begin playing with and making their own patterns!
Do you encourage digging through the recycling at your house? How about the trash? Both are fair game here and if they’re not at your house you may change your mind soon. Found object printmaking literally turns your trash into treasure.
Printmaking is the bomb when it comes to art processes. There are SO many ways to do it that range from process art made with materials nabbed from the recycle bin to processes that require a lengthy list of expensive supplies and a highly skilled artist. This linocut portrait falls somewhere in the middle. Ya’ need a little “stuff” but the process and result are SO worth it!
Have you ever made linocut art before? Linocut is short for lino printmaking which is short for linoleum printmaking. It’s a traditional form of printmaking that’s gotten loads easier and safer thanks to new materials. This old fashioned process delivers super fun and modern results!