These are some of the beautiful monoprints on styrofoam plate, which Putti made today.
I used a oval foam plate like this and cut it into a rectangle. You could use take out food container, meat and produce trays. Or can buy these Scratch-Foam® Boards.
Putti chose red and blue Crayola Washable Kids Paint. I squeezed a little bit onto the foam sheet and she spread it around with the roller sponge brush. A regular brush will work too, but I love the texture that the sponge makes.I added more paint as needed and she spread it until all of the foam was covered..
Then she used a Q-tip to draw on the paint.
Here's here completed design..
She put a paper over it and pressed to pick up the print.
Pulling the paper to reveal the print is lots of fun.
Here's her first monoprint.
She went on and on painting, drawing and making monoprints. She made a lot of them as you can see. So many patterns and shapes were explored. Please note that prints are mirror image so make sure you write the 'mirrored image' while drawing words. Note her name printed in reverse, she then wanted to make another on which i wrote her name.
There’s so much fun in pulling prints and it's like magic each time. If you haven’t tried it yet, I encourage you to do it with your kids.
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