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Printing art ideas

Discussion in 'Primary' started by Jen g, Aug 19, 2011.

  1. Jen g

    Jen g New commenter

    When we return to school we are creating art using printing techniques a a whole school. I wondered if anyone has any super creative ideas for a group of year 2 children. Quite a few classes are using the tiles so don't want to do that- any ideas??
  2. clangercrazy

    clangercrazy New commenter

    have you heard of QuickPrint? It's like thin polystyrene sheets that you press into and draw on pressing quite hard with a biro, roll ink on and then print with. Comes in A4 sheets so you can cut it whatever size or shape you want. Can do anything with that!
    Or string printing? Cardboard tile, glue string down in patterns - spirals work well, leave to dry, roller ink on and print, they'r good!
    Be good if you could link it with a topic - like natural patterns and shapes, things found in nature, or a particular animal or something. I do printing linked to Ancient Egyptians, thats great cos of all the animals, gods, patterns and heiroglyphics (which you have to do backwards!)
    you could use objects for printing - cotton reels are good (look like wheels when printed) scissor shapes good too, buttons can be good too if they have patterns on them.
  3. minnieminx

    minnieminx New commenter

    You can go on a treasure hunt around the school grounds (basically the children pick up all the litter for you!) after an introductory session about what you are looking for.

    Children then use what they have found to pint with.

    Then they self/peer assess which objects worked well and which didn't (grass and crisp packets don't, but twigs and a lolly stick did). A nice link to materials for science here.

    Finally they arrange the good items, possibly in pairs, into a picture/pattern which they then print.
  4. languageisheartosay

    languageisheartosay Occasional commenter

    Try this short video for some ideas:

  5. dagnabit

    dagnabit New commenter

    A few good ideas here too.


  6. Jen g

    Jen g New commenter

    Thyankks for all your ideas, our first topic is the fire of london - any more ideas??

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