Thanks, Judy ...
The first fish I cut out were fun foam. Solid - though they might have
worked if I'd cut out the middles. I didn't think of styrofoam for some
reason... I used tempera (smushed into headliner cloth as a stamp pad)
because I didn't think a regular stamp pad would work since we were printing
on still damp or wet backgrounds. I like the notion of students playing
around with styrofoam scraps to make their own fishies. Maybe we could do
the background and other printing on different days. On another note, the
doily sea plants were difficult for them to print, even with a newspaper
padding. I'll be adding a layer of fun foam between the doily and the
styrofoam before trying that again.
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> Do you mean that styrofoam printed fish didn't work?
> I was able to get the styrofoam stamps to work with
> regular stamping ink. Still...it would be hard for
> Kidergarteners to cut out their own tiny fish. Maybe
> experiment next year and see if kids could make just a
> square/rectangular stamp with a fish themselves with
> styrofoam printing plate scraps. Use double sided foam
> tape to secure to small blocks of wood.
> Students could experiment with their own stamp them
> after they finish the lesson.