I’ve always loved printmaking.  My high school art teacher had a degree in printmaking, so I spent a lot of time in my teen years carving linoleum blocks and rolling brayers.  While some printmaking methods might seem quite complex, there are some techniques that are simple enough that anyone can master them.  These prints from ART with Mrs. Smith are called mono prints because the design is only printed a single time, rather than etchings or carvings that can be printed in series.   It’s the perfect project for teaching kids the basics of making prints!  [how to make 4th of July mono prints]

Project estimate:

  • Aluminum foil, on hand
  • Paint, on hand
  • Cotton swabs, on hand
  • Paper, on hand
  • Brayer, on hand or about $3 and up

Total:  Free and up