Sunday, May 15, 2011

I’m Printing

 

Printing- a pattern, design, or mark that is made by pressing something down on or into something else.

Here’s a no fail art activity that I just thought of…instead of using a paper towel tube to create prints, the tube is the final art product itself. We had so much fun, and everyone’s piece is simply spectacular. This activity could be used for all ages and stages, with a 100% success ratio!

 

 

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I want to show you how to make these colorful prints. Instead of using rollers, we used paper towel tubes. It’s a light weight tool which allows for endless creative printing opportunities.

 

 

Procedure

 

 

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Star by covering your paper towel tube with a paper towel. It is a very addictive project; please make sure that you have enough tubes for each child before you start.

 

 

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Encourage the children to squirt paint all over a shallow box.

 

 

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Lay the paper towel tube on one end of the box.

 

 

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Applying light pressure, gently roll the tube across the box, just enough to cover it with paint.

 

 

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The added visual value of watching the paints spread brings a sense of awe and delight.

 

 

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Let it dry.

 

Repeat!

 

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16 comments:

  1. We've been printing this week too. My daughter 'invented' a reverse print technique and has had fun trying out her idea. (Pictures here if you'd care to see http://nurturestore.co.uk/reverse-print-painting ) I love the colours in the designs your kids created.

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  2. I must do this with my students. They would love it.

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  3. I feel as if I write this on every one of your posts, but . . . Awesome! Love this!!! We just did some rolling pin Monet water lily ponds, but we should have used tubes too, and then saved them! Thanks for the great idea!!!

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  4. Hello!
    I'm writing blog http://lucyferkiem.blogspot.com/ and a I want to present yours. It will look exctly like this http://lucyferkiem.blogspot.com/b/post-preview?token=HEOPAzABAAA.D4_6SoUYggrHbkIHUvG_Vw.vODoFwI758D5HLFuYb7NYg&postId=2550545302585662832&type=POST
    Will you agree? Please answer.

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  5. This is so cute and creative! I love how any child of any age could do this. Now you've got my brain ticking about how I can use this next week. (I'll be sure to feature you if I do!)

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  6. @lucyferka, I can't open your link. You may post with out doing any changes :) thanks!

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  7. This is such a creative way to use cardboard tubes! I'm doing a post on cardboard tube arts & crafts and will be linking here for sure! Thanks for sharing.

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  8. I was going to email, but couldn't find a link....would it be ok to include one picture from this post with a link to your site? I will not hotlink!
    My blog is about educational activities for preschoolers. thanks!

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  9. Oh yes! this is gorgeous! and a great way to showcase some biocolor colors. thank you for sharing this! i found it on Pinterest.

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  10. Maria what kind of paint did you use?

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    1. Biocolors,http://www.discountschoolsupply.com/Product/ProductDetail.aspx?product=3671&keyword=biocolors&scategoryid=0&CategorySearch=&Brand=&Price=

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  11. Hi Maria, my question is the same, what kind of paint did you use. Any of you out there, what kind of paint did you use? Thanks.

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