Re: Grade 1 Printmaking (or other) Ideas
- I am having my kindergartners make their own wrapping paper for a present. I have cut up previous used lino-blocks. Students could experiment with color, patterns and designs. It probably won't take too long, but it could be in addition to another project
- I'd like to thank everyone who sent ideas for my grade 1 lesson. I will go through each of them and already feel certain to find something that I will use. I really appreciate all of your suggestions.
- I was going to suggest Gadget Printing also. One of the best "gadgets" I have discovered is the plastic tube center of a tape register receipt roll. It makes the best starburst design! We use them for clay also.
I have done a successful project with my first graders that involves folding and tearing a face (and all the facial features) and then gadget printing on top using black tempera. Great for introducing symmetry!
You can see some examples in this Artsonia gallery for our school:
This one shows the sunburst eyes made from the receipt tube:
> I do "gadget" printing, which is adaptable for all grades.
> I've collected a variety of "gadgets" (hardware items...walk through
> a hardware store and it is amazing what you can discover, old bottle
> caps, cardboard cut to various lengths...corrugated cardboard has a
> great texture, toilet paper cores cut in half so you hace a nice
> curved line for printing, dowels, glue sticks, thread spools have
> some great design potential...and the list is as long as your
> imagination and your love of the hunt!)