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Level: ECE, Primary, Junior, Middle School, High School
Grades: PreK and up | Age: 2yrs and up | Written by: Andrea Mulder-Slater
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A form of relief printing that makes use of readily available styrofoam meat and vegetable trays.

What You Need:
What You Do:
  1. First cut the edges off of the trays so that you have a flat surface to work on.
  2. Next, draw an image onto the tray using a pencil.
  3. Remember, your printed image will appear in reverse!
  4. Follow the printing with a brayer directions.
    (found on the Printmaking 102 page) You could instead use a paintbrush to cover over the styrofoam with paint or ink, lay the paper overtop, press lightly and voila.
  5. Repeat until you have an edition of prints.


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