With Easter fast approaching we made some very simple yet pretty Easter egg shaped cards using one of our favourite art methods, printing! Printmaking is so satisfying for young artists and depending on the materials used can create a huge range of effects very easily.
One of our favourite materials to print with are large Lego Duplo blocks because they are so easy to hold, turn and manipulate for little hands. The resulting prints are very clear and can be nicely overlapped and built up when using a range of colours together.
We printed using a few different sized Duplo blocks dipped in pastel coloured paints, onto some co-ordinating coloured papers. They applied the blocks randomly, overlapping and rotating them as they did so.
What they are learning as they play:
creativity: using materials to print, mixing colours, overlapping, rotating
maths: naming and describing 2D shapes
phse: making cards and gifts to give to others
physical: fine motor control and coordination
See all our other Printmaking ideas here.
See our collection of Easter and Spring ideas here.