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I do a lesson on block printing from India. I have a good friend who
travels there often and brought me back a wooden block that had been
used for printing. The Indian designs are structured with a center
design (smaller), then a small border, a larger border, then another
small border on the outside. I have my younger kids make printing
blocks with fun foam glued onto wood blocks or onto pieces of cardboard
(sealed with acrylic paint). Older kids could use linoleum or erasers
to carve the blocks. It's a fun unit and we do it on large paper to
simulate a real Indian blanket or rug. I have an actual piece of fabric
from there to show, but I'm sure you could find something on the
Also, some very interesting paintings done in India. They do these
tiny, intricately detailed paintings (can't remember what they are
called). Older kids might be interested in doing these. I did a search
on the internet and found lots of sites with great images.
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