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Key Stage One Printing Methods.


Contents Potato Printing Sponge Printing Finger Printing Rope Printing Rubber Printing Tasks


Potato Printing What you need: Potatoes Knife for carving Paint Paper In preparation before class: Cut the potatoes in half Carve simple shapes into each potato Prepare 3 primary colours Photocopy tasks Prepare some examples N.B. Cookie cutters can help you carve complex shapes!


Take the children through the printing process step by step, showing examples along the way.

The process:

Choose which potato you would like to print with. Choose a colour for printing with. Cover your potato with the colour that you have chosen by dunking it in the paint. Now press your potato down onto your paper to create a print! You can make any pattern you want - try completing the task set.


Sponge Printing What you need: Sponges Scissors Paint Paper In preparation before class: Cut the sponges up to the size that you want them and then cut into shapes Prepare 3 primary colours Photocopy tasks Prepare some examples N.B. Drawing shapes onto the sponges before cutting will help!


Take the children through the printing process step by step, showing examples along the way.

The process:

Choose which sponge you would like to print with. Choose a colour for printing with. Cover your sponge with the colour that you have chosen by dipping it in the paint. Now press your sponge down onto your paper to create a print! You can make any pattern you want - try completing the task set.


Finger Printing What you need: Your hands Paint Paper In preparation before class: Prepare 3 primary colours in bowls big enough for the children to put their hands into Photocopy tasks Prepare some examples N.B. The children could try using their hands or feet!


Take the children through the printing process step by step, showing examples along the way.

The process:

Choose which part of your body you are going to print with. Choose a colour for printing with. Cover your body part in paint by dipping it in the colour that you have chosen. Now press your body part onto the paper. You can make any pattern you want - try completing the task set.


Rope Printing What you need: Scissors PVA Glue Rope or string Paper Paint Cardboard

In preparation before class: Prepare enough cuts of rope at 10cm each Cut cardboard into 10x10 sqaures each Photocopy tasks Prepare some examples

N.B. You could also try printing some underwater plants!


Take the children through the printing process step by step, showing examples along the way.

The process:

Ask the children to draw their underwater creature onto the cardboard. Using PVA glue, stick the rope down onto the outline of the creature on the cardboard. Wait for the glue to dry, then paint over the rope with a colour. Press the cardboard onto your paper, with the rope facing down. You can make any creature you want - try completing the task set.


Stamp Printing What you need: Erasers Knife for carving Paint / ink pads Paper In preparation before class: Carve the erasers into a variety of different shapes using the knife Prepare paints / ink pads Photocopy tasks Prepare some examples N.B. Bigger erasers will be easier to carve and print with!


Take the children through the printing process step by step, showing examples along the way.

The process:

Choose which carved eraser you want to use. Choose a colour for printing with. Dip your eraser into the colour of paint or ink that you want to use. Now press your eraser onto the paper. You can make any pattern you want - try completing the task set.


Tasks


Why don't you try printing him some using potato printing?

Calvin the cat doesn't have any fish!


Why don't you try printing her one using sponge printing?

Polly the puppy doesn't have a bone!


Why don't you try printing her some using finger printing?

Harriet the hamster doesn't have any seeds!


Why don't you try printing him some using rope printing?

Olly the octopus doesn't have any friends!


Why don't you try printing him some using rubber stamp printing?

Boris the butterfly doesn't have any camouflage!


Printing Methods. The first edition, from a set of three books, for teachers to refer to when teaching their students printing methods in art lessons. You can find all sorts of printing methods in each book - from something as simple as potato printing, to the techniques and unique printed qualities of acryllic etching. Use the books as a guideline for your lessons, or take them with you into your lessons for students to refer to.

Designed & Written by Roxxie Blackham


Key stage 1 print book copy  
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