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Polystyrene Tray Printmaking
5 to 10s
This is a cheap and easy introduction to
which produces beautiful results by kids of any age. It's a great technique for making a pretty greeting card.
: 20 minutes
: Any Age
Polystyrene food tray
Foam roller (or sponge)
Paper to print onto
A great way to recycle polystyrene food trays
Cut a shape out of the polystyrene tray. This will be the final shape of your print
Ready for the design
Draw a design on the polystyrene shape with the ballpoint pen, leaving an indent on the surface
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
Press the paint covered shape onto paper, card or textile
Pretty print by a 3-year old
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
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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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