MY LITTLE BOOK OF PRINTS – Line, Colour, Repetition

Students create a small book of relief prints using markers and found objects. They write 'What Made It?' on each page along with the answer and then glue a small flap over the answer so the book can be used as a guessing game.

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MY LITTLE BOOK OF PRINTS – Line, Colour, Repetition


  • Crayola Washable Markers - Assorted Colours
  • Crayola Marker & Watercolour Paper - 22.9 cm x 30.5 cm (9" x 12") - 1 per student
  • A Variety of Found Objects - String on a rolling Pin, Corrugated Cardboard, Paper Cups, Corks, Textured Sponge, etc.
  • Plastic Sheet Protectors - 1 per student
  • Cardstock Paper - 21.6 cm x 27.9 cm (8.5" x 11") - 1 per sheet protector
  • Water Spray Bottles - 1 per group of students


Step 1
  1. Follow the instructions to make an 8-page book. (Downloads - 8PageBooklet.pdf)
  2. Draw marker on the plastic sheet.
Step 2
  1. Spray a small amount of water on the marker.
  2. Be careful not to spray too much water.
Step 3
  1. Roll the string across the wet ink.
Step 4
  1. Roll the string over a page in your book.
  2. You may need to put a small piece of tape on the corners of your book to hold it in place while you roll the string.
Step 5
  1. Make different prints on each page of your book.
    - use things like the edge of a piece of cardboard, the rim of a paper cup, textured sponge
    - roll or press the object onto the wet ink
    - press the object onto the paper to make a print
  2. Write 'What Made It?' on each page.
  3. Write the answer at the bottom of the page.
  4. Make a small paper flap to cover the answer.
  5. Glue the flap into place.
Step 6
  1. Play a guessing game with a friend.
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