Monday, July 7, 2014

Easy Arts and Crafts for Kids: Lithograph Prints

We are now into the heart of summer and chances are, if you have kids at home you have heard "I'm bored" more than once. To keep my kids busy we have made Fridays "Arts and Craft days" and recently we did a really cool lithograph print project that I was so surprised was super easy!

You will need:
  • styrofoam plates
  • scissors
  • chop stick or mechanical pencil
  • paint and foam brush
  • paper

 First I took the plates and cup the lid around the edge to give a bit of a flatter service to work on.

Next we drew our pictures. The idea is to make indented lines into the styrofoam as deep as you can without poking holes! We found that a chopstick worked great. You could also use a mechanical pencil without the lead.

After the drawing is complete, next it's time to make the print. Start by using a foam brush to add a thin layer of paint onto the same side you did the drawing.

Flip your paper plate over onto a clean piece of paper and press down.

Lift your plate and you are left with a really cool print. I am in love with these 2 fish my daughter made.

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