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Fun and Easy Linocut Printing Lesson Plan for Kids - Ideas for Art

Easy Linocut Block Printing Lesson

Fun and Easy Linocut Printing Lesson Plan for Kids
Fun and Easy Linocut Printing Lesson Plan for Kids

Kids will love this linocut printing idea as they create their own unique prints step by step. Let's get started!

Materials Needed:

  • Piece of lino

  • Ballpoint pen

  • Backing card

  • Smooth, flat sheet of plastic or metal (or an old baking tray)

  • Water-based printing ink

  • Roller

  • Sheet of paper

  • Clean roller

  • Spoon (optional)

Step-by-Step Guide:

Step 1:

Plan your design on paper, remembering it will be a mirror image. Trace the design onto the backing card and cut it out. Glue the pieces onto the lino.

Step 2:

Spread a small amount of ink thinly and evenly on the plastic or metal sheet.

Step 3:

Use the roller to cover the linocut design with ink, ensuring a smooth action. Mask any unwanted ink on the backing card with newsprint.

Step 4:

Place a sheet of paper on the inked block and firmly roll over it. Check if the design is transferred before peeling the paper away.

Step 5:

Peel the paper away to reveal your print. Get creative by using multiple colours, overprinting, or experimenting with different papers.

Linocut printing is an enjoyable and creative activity for kids. Follow these simple steps to create your own unique prints at home or in the classroom. Share and enjoy your creations with others!

Tony Parker


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