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Polystyrene Tray Printmaking

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This is a cheap and easy introduction to printing which produces beautiful results by kids of any age. It's a great technique for making a pretty greeting card.

Time: 20 minutes
Age: Any Age
Level: Easy

Materials
Polystyrene food tray
Scissors
Ballpoint pen
Foam roller (or sponge)
Paper to print onto
Paint



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A great way to recycle polystyrene food trays


Method
Cut a shape out of the polystyrene tray. This will be the final shape of your print



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Ready for the design


Draw a design on the polystyrene shape with the ballpoint pen, leaving an indent on the surface



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Pineapple design




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My daughter wanted to punch holes in the foam tray which ended up producing a really pretty print


Apply paint with a paint roller or sponge



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Press the paint covered shape onto paper, card or textile



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Pretty print by a 3-year old




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Quick and easy greeting card


The polystyrene print pad can be reused for more prints. It would be an easy way to make up a big batch of homemade cards e.g. for Christmas.

Older kids and those looking to make a more intricate design might be interested to have a go at lino printing.

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Looks Great if you had narrow rollers you could try making the print multi coloured . Lee
I have not seen this for ages! Fun and easy for all of us.
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