Friday, August 21, 2009

Friday Activity: Foam Tray Printmaking

Each Friday we'll bring you a fun activity to do with your kids!

This week's activity is...

Foam Tray Printmaking

blunt pencil
foam tray
white paper
ink or black paint
foam paintbrush
brayer or roller

Use a blunt pencil or the tip of a paintbrush to carve a design into the foam tray. You can create lines, squiggles, dots or a picture. After you have created your design - cut a piece of paper to fit just inside the tray. You may want to cut several for more prints. Now ink up the foam tray - you can use ink or black paint. Use a roller to spread out the ink evenly. You can also use a foam brush. Once ink is spread, place a piece of paper over the design and press. Use a brayer or your fingers to make sure the entire paper gets pressed down firmly. Remove paper and you have a print! Repeat to make more copies.

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