Here is a cute little printmaking lesson I did with my class this week. The kids loved the process in creating these! This is definitely a lesson I will do again!
We used Styrofoam plates to create our prints. Students cut off the edges of their plates so that they were left with a flat circle. They then took a gingerbread man cookie cutter and pressed it into their plates to create an imprint. Because this did not make a deep enough impression they then used dull pencils to retrace the shape. Other details were added. Some used marker caps to create smaller circles for eyes or buttons.
Then, using a brayer and brown paint, students rolled paint onto their imprinted plates. They were given large sheets of paper so that they could make many attempts to make a clean print.
When they were dry we cut out 2 gingerbread men for our Christmas cards for our parents. Her is my sample:
We glued them onto folded brown construction paper and added some white dots around the edges.
I also gave them coloured sequins to glue onto their cards, if they wished. Unfortunately I did not have time to take any photos as we finished these on the last day of school before our break!