Making prints can be a fun and exciting way to introduce your child to the artistic process. Here's an activity that uses household materials to let any preschooler create multiple masterpiece scratch prints! This art activity will help your child build fine motor skills, develop a new art vocabulary, increase pattern recognition, and express herself creatively.
What You Need:
- Flat styrofoam sheets, which can be found at any craft store or recycled from plates or vegetable trays
- Construction paper
- Etching tool such as a wooden stylus, toothpick, white colored pencil, or the side of a popsicle stick
- Tempera paint or water-soluble block printing ink
- Paint roller or brayer