FUN WITH FOOD Online

Printing with produce is good old fashioned fun.  You can even use fruit and spices for making your own paint or printing ink.  Play with simple repetition and pattern using potatoes or other carve-able vegetables or fruits.  This is the perfect activity for making greeting cards or wrapping paper, even your own original book or journal covers.  Customizing a series using different printing tools (styrofoam, rubber, cardboard) or inks for additional sessions is a great way to build a series and become a home printing pro. The possibilities are endless.

Best for participants 5 years and older
60 minutes

MATERIALS YOU NEED:

Internet connection

Russet potato, or other root vegetables (jicama, celery root, squash, carrot, other potatoes)

Knife (adult help)

Children's pumpkin carving tools

Thick paper (ie. watercolor paper or mat board)

Tempera, watercolor, acrylic paint, or stamp pad ink

OR

Spices or certain fruit and vegetables

 

BUILD A SERIES:

Books & Journals (Online)

Fantastic Trash (Online)

Olmec, Maya, & Aztec

Papermaking

Printmaking

West Africa