|a) Hand prints
Children dip their
hands into paint to make hand prints on paper
Draw round feet, then let children cut
out and paint.
OR use bare feet - step on sponge, then
c) Junk printing
Using anything which makes a mark e.g.
small cartons and packets
(cut down if necessary) using variety of
shapes and sizes, rough end of stick,
half brussel sprout etc.
d) Dab printing
Use square grease proof paper (6") screwed
e) Block printing
Use cotton reels or a 6" square flat piece
of wood, with a short piece of dowel rod screwed to the centre, to act
as the handle.
An adult can then stick small objects to
the underside of this, or to the end of the cotton reel, e.g. nails,
hair pins, paper clips, buttons or pieces of string in different shapes
Dip in paint and then press onto paper.
f) "Bubble" prints
Fill margarine tubs with water, paint and
some washing-up liquid. Blow into the tub with a straw while holding the
paper over the top.
g) D'oyley prints
Using pieces of sponge or old shaving brushes,
paint over the top of the d'oyleys
h) Sponge printing
Use small pieces sponge cut into different
shapes e.g. to match a topic theme.
i) Leaf prints
Stick leaves of different shapes to paper.
Child covers the whole of the paper with paint using a sponge. Then carefully
j) Potato printing
Potato can be cut in half and teacher can
cut simple 'Picture' on end (boat, house) or pattern.
OR Can be cut into small 'chips' and use
these to print patterns/pictures.
Can also use carrot, turnip, horseradish,
k) Printing using
clay and washable ink
Roll firm clay out into flat piece. Mark
all over e.g. with wooden clothes peg. Brush over white surface with washable
ink and take a print from this.