Hieroglyphic Printmaking

The first grade students are in the middle of a unit on Egyptian art.  We talked about how the Egyptians recorded the very first alphabet called hieroglyphics.  Then, they got to try their hand at printmaking.  Each student chose one hieroglyphic symbol to “carve” into their styrofoam printing plate with the rounded end of a paintbrush.  Lastly, the students dipped the printing plate in paint, and stamped on their paper until the entire page was full.