Kids will love making these Heart Monoprints on Styrofoam. It is a fun valentine art activity for kids and can be made into homemade cards too!We made monoprints on styrofoam plate again, this time in heart shape. Putti and I had so much fun pulling prints then. We had repeated it making some Easter Prints which turned out fun too. If you haven’t tried it yet, I encourage you to do it with your kids. Do look at our previous posts for more detailed step by step photos.
- styrofoam containers, plates, or trays from meat (washed and dried)
- paint in your choice of colours
- foam brushes or rollers
- paper or cardstock
- cotton swabs
- paper to cover the working area
Cut out a heart shape from the flat/smooth part of the styrofoam. Let your child apply a thin layer of paint on it using a roller. Remember less is more when making prints. Unlike the previous times, I did not find our roller so had to use a foam brush. I really need to get our art-craft supplies organised, will do one of these days. Foam brush worked so well too, but had remind Putti a couple of times to smoothen the paint nicely over the foam. Then allow kids to draw on the painted foam heart. Then place a paper on top, press and pull it out. It is like magic each time, when you pull the paper to reveal the print.
Not only were the little heart cutouts easy to work on, they also produced a crisp print edge without much effort. Each time, just smoothen the paint over and draw a different pattern. I love how they all turned out so unique. You can re-apply paint as needed. Here are some of the prints she made.
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