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123 I can Make Prints

123 I can Make Prints

Irene Luxbacher
Nonfiction Art Book
For ages 4 to 8
Kids Can Press, 2008   ISBN: 978-1554530403

Do you know what a print is? A print is a picture that is created by "pressing a thing you have painted onto a piece of paper to make a copy." For many children this description will be very illuminating. How simple! They will discover that all those finger paintings they created at home or in school are actually a form of printing. Who knew?

This book not only explains what printing is, but it also shows children how they can create unique prints of their own using their own fingers, sponges, pieces of craft foam, modeling clay and more. Young artists are also encouraged to combine the different printing methods they have learned to create delightful pictures that they will make them proud.

With easy to follow directions, wonderful illustrations and photos, and so much more, this book makes the world of printmaking accessible to even very young children.