Wednesday, June 23, 2010

4th of July Printmaking

Everybody now! "I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandeeeee, a Yaaaaankee Dooodle Do or Die. A real live nephew of my Unnncle Sam, born on the 4th of July...."
Here's a fun printmaking craft for the holiday.
Thanks bunches to Teach Kids Art for sharing this idea for monoprints!
Thanks bunches to my real live neighbor, really named "Sam" who created this awesome "Flag" monoprint below:) Tempera paint on foil. The paint doesn' t have to be too thick.
Draw "backwards" flag with a Q-tip.
After drawing is complete, cover gently with paper. (We used cardstock)
Roll a brayer lightly over the paper, careful not to move the paper around.
Lift paper carefully from both sides at a time.

And KABOOM! Light the fireworks and celebrate 'cause this is one awesome flag!!!


TeachKidsArt said...

Love it!! Thanks for sharing!! :)

Brittney said...

great idea using tin foil to print! thanks!

An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

That just turned out great! What a wonderful idea :)