Last week's session at The Little House in the Park was all about eyes, to tie in with the latest exhibition at the Holburne Museum

The activity that Matthew and I loved most was the printing - proper printing with blocks, rollers and printing ink. I did a printmaking course years ago and had forgotten how satisfying it is when you peel the paper back and reveal your bold print.

We made the blocks by cutting out and gluing bits of cardboard and paper straws onto some thick card. When the glue had dried we rolled ink on and then pressed the paper on top. 

Most people are unlikely to have proper printing kit at home, but this works pretty well just with normal paint too, applied with a brush or sponge. In fact that's now on my ever-growing list of things to try with the boy... 
1/7/2013 06:11:22

I love this idea and think it's something my boys would enjoy! Thank you for sharing - even though it is somewhat bizarre seeing those big ol' eyes staring at me :-)

1/7/2013 16:03:47

Thanks! : ) Yes the eyes are quite starey... in fact they are huge and I'm not sure what I'm going to do with them!


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