This is a technique on how to make simple prints with recycled items. So great to be back again with another great art project for kiddos using recycled materials.
We are creating relief art (printmaking) by using a woodcutting technique on large sheets of styrofoam. These sheets came tucked between some shelving for some bookshelves we picked up over the weekend, but I’ve seen people make miniature versions using styrofoam from the grocery store (most meats comes on it, but so do portabello mushrooms and other veggies if you’re worried about germs).
Woodcutting is one of the oldest forms of art and a terrific project to introduce to your child. Have them practice creating various designs and then play with adding multiple colors to create a variety of final prints.
Fun fact: Each image created off of a single design is considered part of an edition. How fun would it be to number them, have your little artist sign them and ship them off to family and friends? What a great homemade gift!
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