Making a Ukiyo-e inspired Prints with Kids
We found a picture of cherry blossoms to to help us with drawing the blossoms onto a recycled Styrofoam tray. My daughter drew the flowers onto the try that she wanted. Keep in mind when making the prints you the area that you draw will be white and will also be opposite image. Once you’re image is ready you roll the ink or paint onto the foam, try not to use too much paint. Then you use your paper and lay it down onto the design. Be careful not to move it. Peel it away and you’ll find your design! We made a few prints for each family member.
Resources for Ukiyo-e Print Making
Watch a Videos of Ukiyo-e Wood Block Print Making Channel
How to Make Ukiyo-e
Coloring Sheet of The Big Wave
Background from National Geographic
VIDEOS ABOUT Katsushika Hokusai and Uukiyo-e
Cherry Blossom Print out
Simple Block Print Tutorial
How To Make a Block Print
Foam Block Printing
Bringing an Art Musuem to your School
We can’t wait to more prints using these technique! I hope you’re inspired to try it out!
Here’s a quick glimpse of Hokusai 36 Views of Mount Fuji with music.
I wonder what these will inspire your child to create!