Friday, May 1, 2015

Foam Printing for Lower Primary

What is great about most forms of printmaking is it is an extension of drawing. And this is true for foam printing. I have purchased a pack of 10 A4 art Styrofoam sheets and divided into A5. 

Ages: recommended for ages 6/7 + (as long as they have enough strength to imprint/emboss drawing)

Difficulty: Easy/Intermediate

  • Styrofoam sheets
  • Pen
  • Acrylic paint or block printmaking paint
  • Foam roller
  • Cartridge paper
  1. Get the child to draw their image using a pen (not pencil as it is too sharp), making sure they have press in hard enough to leave an indent -adult to check prior to printing.
  2. Roll paint over image (plate)
  3. Get child to flip face down on paper and pat/or smooth over.