Printmaking is one of my all-time favorite mediums. I love lino cutting, screen printing, collagraph printing, the list goes on. My little guy loves printmaking, too, and this project is great for kids or adults. It is also inexpensive and quick, perfect for when you only have a little time (either because of a kid’s short attention span or because, as a mom, you rarely get much time to yourself!).
- foam sheets (I picked up a pack of 30 at the dollar store)
- ink pads
- a pen
Start by tracing your cork shape onto a sheet of foam.
Then draw basic shapes inside of the circle you just drew.
Cut out your shapes.
Glue it to your cork.
Let dry, then start stamping! Use ink pads and go to town (aka: have fun).
(You can see I also glued some buttons to corks, too.)
Now go make your own! You can stamp on fabric, too, if you use fabric ink pads. Just pay attention to the directions about heat setting the ink (if required). Here is a printable direction page, too.