Pretty-easy Holiday Prints!

holiday print (styrofoam, tempera, & craft-paper)

Styrofoam Printmaking

Save those to-go Styrofoam containers or well cleaned meat trays!  Here is a kid-friendly art project that you will enjoy too: A print-making method which is great for making holiday cards, gift-wrap, or customized gifts.  The great thing about prints is once you have a design you like, you can make multiples!  Everyone on your list this season will love getting a personalized gift with your artistic touch (or at least they will say they do)!

Ideas for personalized gifts…

Journal, tote-bag, keepsake box, ornaments, t-shirt, apron

What you’ll need

  • Styrofoam trays or containers
  • Dull pencil
  • Tempera paint or acrylic if you are personalizing a gift
  • Big brush
  • Paper or gift to personalize

Instructions

Additional tips… 

  • Make a couple passes with dull pencil for wider lines
  • Experiment with your print by painting areas of different colors
  • Rinse out the styrofoam to use again or throw-out for easy clean-up
  • If you are customizing a gift you should practice on paper first!
  • Don’t worry if paint appears too thin or too gloppy in areas, the imperfections make it beautiful!

10 comments

  1. I ADORE YOUR HOLIDAY PRINT AND THE IDEA. SO SIMPLE, LOVELY AND PERFECT. I’M DEFINITELY GOING TO TRY IT. SO CREATIVE! THANKS (WHAT GIFTS YOU FREELY GIVE. ANYONE WHO DISCOVERS YOUR BLOG IS GOING TO BE SO MUCH RICHER

  2. This is awesome, Ann! I missed it earlier in the week but luckily saw it on one of your widgets. Truly beautiful!!!

    One of those ideas that makes me jealous because I wish I had thought of it. The design itself is fantastic.

    Beautiful!

    • Thanks! Feel free to do one too & we can link to each others! I saw it in a craft book… I might do more – I am saving up some trays!

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