Polystyrene Tray Printmaking

Polystyrene Tray Printmaking

Posted 2013-06-15 by Jane Streetfollow


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

  • 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

  • Ready for the design


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

  • Pineapple design


    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 3year 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 lino printing .

    Categories
    #under_5s
    #5_to_10s
    #over_10s
    #any_age
    #cheap
    #printing
    #paint
    #greeting_card
    #birthday_card
    #christmas_card

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    237967 - 2023-07-18 02:14:34

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    Under_5s
    Any_age
    Over_10s
    Cheap
    Medium
    Recycled
    Paint
    Christmas
    Greeting_card
    Decoration
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