Printmaking is one of my very favorite processes to explore with children. Seeing how a texture or pattern repeats itself is full of magic, and a delightful process to witness and experience with kids.
Here are 16 super easy, and very fun printmaking projects that are sure to inspire children (of all ages) to experiment with printing.
Dip nuts and bolts into paint and repeat these cool shapes all over paper: Picklebums
Another household tool to dip into paint is the potato masher: Play Based Learning
Blow a paint + soap mixture with a straw, and you have some gorgeous bubble printing: TinkerLab
Roll ink or paint over a piece of styrofoam from a meat or veggie tray: TinkerLab
Press okra into a stamp pad for beautiful flower prints: The Imagination Tree
Make a stamp wheel with a tape roll and foam stamps: Inner Child Fun
Another take on bubble wrap printing: tape it to the end of a tube: Creative Connections for Kids
Make these amazing patterns with recycled container printing: Picklebums
Use a rubber sink mat with a pattern to make these cheerful printed cards: TinkerLab
So easy! Dip toys or blocks into paint for block printing: Kids Activities Blog Sink Mat Prints
Make these cool shapes with bubble wands. Laughing Kids Learn
Corks make for easy to hold handles for these foam sticker-topped stampers: Happy Hooligans
Got Lego? There are so many shapes and sizes to play with: Filth Wizardry
Cut up rubber bands to make plates that can be printed: Kristen’s Blog Life
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