Stamping with Natural Materials – Alternative Objects!

Lesson

Use natural materials as stamps

Recommended Ages

Any

Materials

Anything from nature that can be cut in half

Paint

Paper plates

Paper

Directions

1. Gather supplies to be used as stamps. 

I got rosebuds, leafy green flowers, portabella mushrooms, and bell peppers.

I sliced the peppers in half and cut the mushrooms into smaller wedges.

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2. I then dispersed different color washable paint onto paper plates.

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3. The kids were each given one object to practice stamping within different colors.

Assistant teachers went around helping each student to make the correct motion to stamp and not to mush the paint around on the paper.

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Reflection

Once the kids seemed confident in their abilities, they were given a larger piece of paper and more creative freedom.  They were encouraged to try each object and different colors to create a masterpiece. The final pieces were beautiful abstract pieces of art.

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