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this is just incredible.
i'm going to have to file this idea for our next auction - we do it every other year (thank god!).


It came out so well, I love it. Maybe this is a project I can do with B - looks like a fun one!


Love it!! I can't wait to try this! Thanks so much for sharing! May I post one of your pictures on my blog, www.artsymel.blogspot.com ? It's a non commercial and practically a non public blog I have to collect ideas and links.


I think this is a great idea. And the best part is, I have everything but the foam in the house! Because it's not as time intensive as the quilt, it would also make a great gift for the teacher or school.

Dee Mallon

Wow! the prints came out beautifully -- I can see that you are really good at planning out activities so that they really work with kids... kudos!

but, how DID you figure out color choices ahead of time? Had you the carved plates, laid them out, then assigned colors? Was there an interval in between the carving and the printing?


I remember doing this in primary school!


Wow, that looks amazing! I can't wait to give this a shot this weekend! I'll be linking to this post as well. So, SO cool!


A really great, free, way to get the Styrofoam? Go to the meat department of your grocery store & ask if they have any (clean) extras that you can have for the class -- a tip I learned in my Teacher Certificate program


You did a fantastic job with this project! Thanks for showing it to us.


Incredible! And beautiful! I'm excited to try it-thanks!

E. Lindsey Hornkohl

This is great! I do this with my 7th & 8th graders but they must draw the image on a scratch paper, trace it with permanent marker so they can see through it on the reverse side, then trace the reverse image onto the styro to understand the positive/negative of it. The 8th graders have to include words, and all of them print several cards to give away. Great project, but like you, I cringe every time I use that Styrofoam.


So cute! I adore this!

Sally McEntire

I'm saving this for next years auction too! It is a perfect blend of involving the kids artwork and also being a beautiful piece of art. Thanks!


This is so incredible. You did an amazing job. I bet the kids are so proud of the end result. Thanks for the tutorial. I think the possibilities with this are endless!

Andrea P.

I really like this idea - it could make some splendid art around the house. Thanks for the inspiration and tutorial!


Gorgeous. What a simple but powerful idea. I love it!

emily ruth

so so awesome...my mind is swimming with ideas...your finished project is wonderful! i hope it goes fro lots of money:)


I love, love this project! The end result looks like some expensive thing you'd buy on Etsy! Will have to try this with my five-year-old!

Fat Ninja

awesome prints! blogged you:

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I love, love this project! The end result looks like some expensive thing you'd buy on Etsy! Will have to try this with my five-year-old!


I found you through Kids Style File and was immediately drawn to this artwork. I just LOVE it! With a sick 3 year old and bored 2 year old maybe this is my "moment" to give it a go! You are VERY clever. Julia x


These city images look super, the colours you've chosen are perfect for block printing!


Oh my goodness, this is just gorgeous! Thanks for the inspiration!

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Nice printing. I love printing.


WOW! Their city is awesome! I wish I'd found this when I was still doing auction projects for my son's class, this would have sold quick. So I'm just going to have him do it for home.

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