The kids in my class absolutely loved this project. We had some issues the first go-around, but by the second attempt, the prints turned out great.
I found this project here: themetapicture.com/fun-with-foam
- styrofoam boxes (cut out by the kids) or styrofoam sheets
- dull pencils to create design
- block-printing ink (unfortunately regular paint won't do--I suggest buying 1-2 colors at most to keep it simple)
- cardstock paper or newsprint
- trays for ink (I use these for everything!)
If you have 25-30 kids like I do, I would suggest setting up a station in your classroom. I allowed 3-4 students to print at a time while other students had a different project to work on at their desks.
I hung onto the ink while students printed. Every 3-4 prints, I squirted a bit more onto the tray so as not to waste. My kids had to experiment with the right amount of ink to make the best print. Just let them know to be careful and not get on their clothes because it doesn't wash out easily.
Hi, my name is Alexis Markavage. I'm a student teacher and a Multiple Subject Credential candidate at Dominican University of California. I graduated from the University of Southern California in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in graphic design, but now I'm continuing my education to work in education. I hope to work as an upper elementary school teacher.