Embroidery hoop, piece of cheese clothe large enough to cover hoop, stapler, heavy paper, such as tag board, tongue depressor, paper, scissors, finger paint.
- To make the “screen”, stretch 2 or 3 layers of cheese cloth between hoops.
- Cut any design from tag board with scissors, watching that design fits within the size of the hoop.
- Lay a piece of paper on the table.
- Place stencil on paper.
- Place screen on top of stencil.
- Drop some finger paint (consistency of toothpaste) in hoop on screen.
- Hold hoop with one hand, and scrape the paint across the stencil with a tongue depressor (short enough to fit inside hoop).
- Gently lift the stencil and hoop, making sure the stencil remains adhered to the cheese cloth.
- Repeat steps 3 through 8 for another print. Work rapidly so paint does not dry and clog cheese cloth.
Source: Good Earth Art: Environmental Art for Kids (Authors: MaryAnn Kohl and Cindy Gainer)