You can by this Scratch foam from Dick Blick or any of the big art supply companies.
You can also ask your local grocery store to donate meat trays if you are low on funding.
I have also seen the foam trays at the Dollar Store from time to time.
Cut a 1.5 inches wide template
Tract it over your foam sheet
Then cut the strips in to 1.5 inch x 1.5 inch squares .
The styrofoam can be cut on a large cutting board.
With a ball point pen create a design.
Use washable markers to color you styrofoam printing plate.
Color the plate
Cut a cheep, dollar store sponge the same size as your styrofoam plate, in this example
it's 1.5 inches.
Let the sponge soak up some water from the lid of a
While you are coloring your plate let the sponge sit on your paper.
Right before you go to print press the sponge evenly.
You want to wet the paper but not let water run out the sides.
You also want to get your nails done before you have your hand photographed!!!
Put you plate, marker colored side down on the wet paper.
Do not let the plate move once you place it on the paper.
one side of the plate as you burnish the other.
Pull back part of the plate to make sure you ink has transferred.
Then pull your plate.
Rub the plate dry with a paper towel and repeat...
You should allow your students to try this several times
in their art journals before they move to the good paper.
This process takes a little practice to get use to.
I use 90# white sulphite paper by Pacon
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