Printmaking Techniques for Preschoolers

Stamping is a very simple printmaking technique that can produce intricate and beautiful results through the use of color, pattern and repetition. You can even let your children create their own stamps using common materials found around your home. Part 1: Creating Stamps 1. Assemble the materials. You can create stamps using cardboard or foamboard, glue and small objects such as pasta, yarn, buttons or straws. 2. Cut the board into small pieces that can be held easily in your child's hand. 3. Put glue on the board and let your child add an arrangement of small objects to create a relief on top of the board's surface. Objects of similar size and shape that create an interesting texture or pattern work best. For example, you can make a grid using cut straws or a series of … [Read more...]