Patriotic Printmaking


The 4k students made these patriotic prints for President’s Day.  We began by marbling paper using shaving cream and liquid watercolor.  Each student received a tray coated in a thin layer of shaving cream.  I went around and dropped blue liquid watercolor onto the shaving cream and had the students swirl the color around using a spoon.  They each placed a piece of white paper over their shaving cream and gently applied pressure all over.  After pealing the paper off, I scraped away the excess shaving cream using a plastic ruler.  The design of the marbled liquid watercolor gets left behind. Finally, they used red paint to stamp circles and stars.




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