I encourage my preschooler to use all sorts of materials in his painting projects. Painting paper plates or sticks and other nature materials is already something he does on a regular basis. One day I gave him a Q-tip to use instead of a brush. When he was done we experimented with monoprinting. Have you ever tried it? It’s a really fascinating activity. One for all ages. With Mother’s Day around the corner we thought of creating a couple of monoprint heart cards and played with several colors.
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Monoprint heart cards
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- tin foil
- paint sponge or roller
- white paper
- mixed media paper
- black marker
Step 1: Squirt paint onto the tin foil. Spread it with a paint sponge or roller.
Step 2: Use a Q-tip to create random shapes.
Step 3: Cut out hearts out of white paper. Press the hearts onto the tin, making monoprints of your drawings.
Step 4: Peel the hearts off and let them dry.
Step 5: Fold the mixed media paper in two and cut it as a card. Glue the hearts onto the front of the cards.
Step 6: Underline the hearts with a black marker.