Printmaking

These printmaking projects for kids run the gamut in terms of materials and techniques, but I find printmaking to be one of the most fun art forms to try with kids.

6-9 year olds

Print Transfer Technique – Using Gel Medium

Print transfer is one of my favorite art techniques. Watching the image appear magically on another surface is insanely satisfying, and there are lots of techniques for print transfer, which make it all the more fun to experiment with. This time…

6-9 year olds

Easy Easter Egg Mixed Media Art Project (…

Here’s a strong case against getting rid of everything you own right before you move: suddenly an idea for an Easter craft pops into your head, and you’ve cleaned your shelves of all those random wooden blocks and scraps of…

6-9 year olds

Gelli Plate Printing: 10 Awesome Ideas

Many moons ago I was an artist. I suppose I still consider myself an artist, but I don’t *exactly* have a body of work, and I’m not *exactly* making consistent work or selling it nowadays. Although I’d like to- I…

6-9 year olds

First You Blow Bubbles onto Paper, Then …

I’ve been on a major blank book kick lately- sketchbooks, notebooks, journals- anything with blank pages and a cover or two is just about perfect. I’ve been playing around with my decorated Moleskines, and am finding I love them. I’m…

Art For Teens and Adults

Make a Cutie Little Rainbow Stamp

Fen and I were playing around with painting little rainbows yesterday. We got all reckless with our rainbow colors, brazenly challenging science, and we felt pretty good about ourselves. Rainbows are fun to draw from scratch, but I wanted to…