Printmaking is the art of reproduction, or making multiple copies from an original source such as wood blocks or metal plates. Printmaking artists would number their prints (i.e. 1 of 1 or 1/1, 2 of 8 or 2/8, etc.) and then destroy the printing source to keep its authenticity.
Classified: Medium. There are several steps, and some dry time in between.
What you need:
- A cut apple (needs to be dried out before printing)
- Brayer or sponge brush
- Red, green and brown printing ink or acrylic paint
- Styrofoam meat tray
- White Paper
What to do:
2. Teach your preschooler how to roll the brayer into the brown ink/paint and apply it to the Styrofoam tree trunk. Print onto the center bottom of the white paper. (You can use a sponge brush for this as well.)
3. Have your preschooler dip the sponge into green paint and dab it around the top of the tree to form leaves.
4. Allow to dry.
5. Once dry, use the same rolling technique with the brayer and print 10 apples onto the leaves of the tree.
Good apple counting books to go with this lesson?