PRINTMAKING FOR KIDS
Fine art printmaking involves the creation of a master plate from which multiple images are made. There are four main types of printmaking. The process and materials of these techniques influence the appearance of the final print. Find out more about printmaking (and try your hand at printmaking lessons) by selecting a link below.
▼PRINTMAKING LESSON PLANS & ACTIVITIES
An introduction to printmaking written by Andrea Mulder-Slater. Read this first.
A basic printmaking supplies list and information on brayers and paper. Read this next.
FALL REFLECTIONS MONOPRINTS K--6
Pat Higgins shows us how to create a fall scene using the monoprinting method.
FRUIT & VEGGIE PRINTS K-6
A fun and inexpensive way to introduce printmaking.
LINOLEUM BLOCK PRINTMAKING Gr. 4+
A lino print results when a piece of linoleum has had pieces cut out of it, been inked and been printed.
Monoprinting is a process whereby only one print is pulled from the printing plate.
MONOPRINTING WITH FOIL K-6
This lesson offers a unique way to create a monoprint using paint and aluminum foil. From Stacey Glover.
MONOPRINTING - WHEN IS A BLOCK, NOT A BLOCK? K-2
Students will use a monoprint as a jumping off point for a wonderful work of art. From Alexa Stoica.
OWL REFLECTIONS Gr. 2-6
This lesson introduces students to basic printmaking concepts as well as watercolor resist techniques.
PUZZLE PRINTS K+
Using old puzzle pieces to create fun works of art.
SHAVED CRAYON MONOPRINTS K-6
Lisa offers this lesson idea that makes use of old crayons.
SNOWFLAKE PRINTS K-2
Gena Yarbrough's lesson helps children understand the concept of printmaking.
STYROFOAM RELIEF PRINTMAKING K+
A form of relief printing that makes use of readily available styrofoam meat and vegetable trays.
TENNIS BALL PRINTS K+
Another warm weather outdoor activity that's just plain fun and messy.
YARN FISH PRINTS K-6
Create an underwater scene while building fine motor skills. From art educator, Gullion.
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by Susan Niner Janes
Great printmaking ideas for 9-12 year olds.
Printing: Get Set Go!
by Ruth Thomson, Sally Hewitt
The directions for projects in this entry on printing are very simple and clear, and the examples of completed projects are obviously the work of children, not professional artists. The target audience will still need an adult nearby to explain the project, but the activities will appeal to kids and are definitely achievable for the age group.