Yesterday my kindergarten students rocked out some styrofoam scratch-printing with markers!
After introducing and demonstrating the steps for this activity, I told them that I’d be around to help, but they would have to experiment to find the best way of making a clear print. I was really impressed at how independently they were able to do this project, which allowed for some authentic trial and error in the printing process.
Kids helped their neighbors determine just how damp the paper should be for an ideal print, if the paper or the styrofoam printing block worked best on top, and how hard to roll with the brayers. They’re such cooperative little dudes, I love them!
This worked so well, we will be having a second printing session next week! Wooo!