Sunday, February 19, 2012
Painting and Prints with Foam Stickers
Today's "Messy Morning" activity (an elaborate foil-impression-paint-project I devised) did not work out as planned, so I quickly improvised and turned it into a project based on the Kid-Friendly Printmaking Tutorial at Frugal Family Fun Blog, which I saw last month.
Foam stickers are really inexpensive and my kids like them quite a bit more than regular stickers. The first step of this activity was to stick some foam stickers on fairly thick paper:
I couldn't resist joining in (mine is the paper in the middle with the symmetrical design). Next I gave the girls some paint and brushes. It was actually a really fun experience painting over the foam stickers and produced some interesting artwork on its own:
The final step, however, was to see if we could make some prints by placing another paper on top of the painted paper and using a rolling pin on top:
The results looked more like modern art than precise prints, but I think they're fabulous:
The process was really enjoyable for the girls, and this is definitely an activity we'll be repeating.