QUILT BOOK –  Printmaking, Colour, Shape, Pattern

Students create monoprints using four small crayon resist designs they have made and use the 8 pieces of paper to make a paper quilt which they use to cover a book.

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QUILT BOOK –  Printmaking, Colour, Shape, Pattern


  • Crayola Fine Line Markers - Black
  • Crayola Watercolour Paints
  • Crayola Crayons - Regular Not Washable
  • Crayola Construction Paper - 22.9 cm x 30.5 cm - 1 piece per student
  • Crayola Marker & Watercolour Paper - 22.9 cm x 30.5 cm (9" x 12")
  • Crayola Scissors
  • Crayola Paint Brushes
  • Crayola Washable Glue Sticks
  • Water Containers
  • Paper Towels


Step 1
  1. Use crayons to draw a design on one of your small squares of paper.
  2. Leave some of the paper white.
  3. Press hard with the crayon.
  4. Paint watercolour over the design.
Step 2
  1. Before the paint dries, place the square face down on a larger piece of paper.
  2. Rub it gently with the palm of your hand.
  3. Remove the small square to see your monoprint.
Step 3
  1. Repeat with each of the remaining small squares.
  2. Make 8 squares of decorated paper.
Step 4
  1. Decide which papers you would like to use for your quilt.
  2. Design a quilt block using geometric shapes.
  3. Arrange the shapes on a piece of construction paper or directly on the cardboard cover of your book.
  4. Once you are satisfied with the arrangement start gluing the shapes to the surface.
  5. Use a fine tip black marker to make small stitch marks around the edges of each shape.
Step 5
  1. Apply lots of glue to the back of the construction paper.
  2. Place it on top of the front of the book.
  3. Line up the edges carefully.
  4. Place a spare paper on top of the quilt.
  5. Gently rub over the spare paper with the palm of your hand.
  6. Make sure the quilt paper is nice and flat.
  7. Remove the spare paper.
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