Art Project: Printing Circles
lids (from milk jugs, drink bottles, canning jars, etc, etc)
marker caps (from dried out markers--save the caps! use the cores to make liquid watercolors !)
(other ideas for circles: plastic easter eggs, empty & washed medicine bottles?, film canisters if you have a stash of those still leftover.... look around your supply cupboard and I'm guessing you'll find some circles.)
Press here / Tullet, Herve
Music to make art by:
Turn turn turn [sound recording] / Zanes, Dan
What Kids Do: Print circles of all sizes:
Variations to try:--If you're doing this project at home, extend the learning by asking kids to look around their house for other circles they could use to make prints. Or try printing other shapes!
Adult Challenge: Big hands off the art! Unless the child invites you specifically to add a mark to their page (as with the wet-wipe printing above), please don't alter their artwork in any way. It sends a message that you don't think they can do it on their own (remember--there's no wrong way to do this!) or that you think their art needs improvement (no one's grading the results!). Instead, if you can't resist the project, make your own art piece. Just try to avoid a situation in which the child starts to compare their artwork to yours and gets frustrated that theirs doesn't "look right."