Put two colors of paint on a sheet of foil and, using a brayer, roll it out into a thin layer. You could use a rolling pin instead. It is just a bit bigger. Use your printing "blocks" just like rubber stamps and press them first in the paint, and then on colored construction paper. Use a second color to print in the details of the wings with your second block. Now you can cut your butterflies or whatever your design is out and glue them to the backgrounds they made previously. If you made butterflies, you can glue down just the bodies of the butterflies and then carefully fold the wings, and it gives the butterflies a 3-dimensional look.
Top Row: (left) Sam,age 11 (right) Quentin, age 4
Middle: (left), Alex, age 14 (right) James, age 7
Bottom: (left) Katie, age 16 (right), Quentin, age 4
This is a re-posting of a post from 8/2008.