History of Printing for Kids!

For four thousand years after the invention of writing in Iraq, all writing was done by hand, a character at a time. When people needed a copy of a book, they had to pay a scribe to copy it out for them by hand. Of course this made books very expensive, and only the richest people could have them.

via History of Printing for Kids!.

For kids – more history

Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press. While this may not sound like a big deal at first, the printing press is often considered as the most important invention in modern times. Think about how important information is today. Without books and computers you wouldn’t be able to learn, to pass on information, or to share scientific discoveries. Prior to Gutenberg inventing the printing press, making a book was a laborious process. It wasn’t that hard to write a letter to one person by hand, but to create thousands of books for many people to read was nearly impossible. Without the printing press we wouldn’t have had the Scientific Revolution or the Renaissance. Our world would be very different.

via Johannes Gutenberg Biography for Kids: Inventor of the Printing Press.

School Holiday Activities

This might be a bit simple for our readers but perhaps fun for the kids.

Silk-screen printing may sound exotic, but trust us: it’s inexpensive and kid-friendly, thanks to this technique. Here’s how to make T-shirts, totes, napkins, and more.

via Easy Screen Printing.

Want something to do with the kids this summer?

Screen Printing kidWe sell 2 kits that are ideal for use with children. They are listed here:

The Foundation So Easy Kit

The Wicked Printing Stuff Foundation So Easy Screen Printing Kit is ideal for the beginner looking to produce simple designs without the need to expose screens or use lots of chemicals. The kit includes the screen printing basics, perfect for those one off designs.

No chemicals required, so ideal for home use and with children friendly inks it is a perfect way to have some creative fun with the little ones. To make sure the print doesn’t wash away you can use an iron to cure the ink. There are full instructions provided.

The Foundation UU Kit

The Wicked Printing Stuff Foundation UU Kit is ideal for people wanting to produce simple designs without the need to expose screens or use lots of chemicals. The kit provides more stability when printing as it comes with a UU clamp which can be used with any standard table. Ideal for screen printing workshops. The kit includes the screen printing basics, perfect for those one off designs.

No chemicals required, so ideal for home or school use and with children friendly inks it is a perfect way to have some creative fun with children. To make sure the print doesn’t wash away you can use an iron to cure the ink. Again there are full instructions provided.

So have fun this summer holiday with screen printing for kids/

 

Screen Print your own Christmas Cards and gifts

Whether you are looking for an activity with the kids or a professional printer wanting to take advantage of the Christmas market, printing your own Christmas Cards is easy and fun.

For the hobbyist

Use one of our Foundation kits  and for under £100 you would everything you need including the inks with simple instructions. The WPS Foundation So Easy Screen Printing Kit is ideal for the beginner looking to produce simple designs without the need to expose their screen. The kit includes the screen printing basics, perfect for those one off designs and for people testing whether screen printing is for them. For a guide to using this kit download it here You could also make unique Christmas presents for the family as well. Its a creative and fun thing to do, with no harsh chemicals and they can be printed anywhere.

For the intermediate screen printing user

If you already have a screen printing set up these inks are great to use or these both are  suitable for printing on paper and both available in small quantities and lots of fabulous colours. They are solvent free and don’t need any chemicals to clean up. Can be used with children so a fun activity to do with them.

For the professional printer.

If you already have a carousel but fancy doing some Christmas cards on a more professional scale you could order a vacuum board:  Vacuum Board Very easy and simple to use with most carousels and a hoover, it is a great piece of kit.. We have produced some excellent posters and cards with it. Useful when printing more than one colour to hold the paper in place.
There is a little video showing it in use and some pictures of some posters that were printed at an event using it.

If you want some design ideas Google “screen printed christmas cards” and there are hundreds of great images, I copied some of them above

Halloween Worksheets | Education.com

Some ideas for Halloween, why not screen print them!

Halloween worksheets are an excellent tool to help you and your kids get into the spooky spirit! These Halloween worksheets for kids have been made by experts in the education field, and include both educational and purely fun exercises. There are pumpkin coloring pages, scary story starters, Halloween party invitations, bat flyers, and more. Use these Halloween worksheets to celebrate this October, and have a scary good time!

via Halloween Worksheets | Education.com.

Halloween 2014 Printables, Activities, Lesson Plans & Resources Grades K-12 – TeacherVision.com

More Halloween ideas

Halloween falls on a Friday in 2014, and as always, is October 31. Explore the literature, customs, and history of Halloween, using our lessons, printables, and resources. You’ll find everything from costume patterns and printable Halloween masks to counting activities and vocabulary lessons. Students love this autumn holiday – take advantage of it and integrate these Halloween resources into any of your classes to enhance cross-curricular study for all grade levels.

via Halloween 2014 Printables, Activities, Lesson Plans & Resources Grades K-12 – TeacherVision.com.

Activity ideas for the school summer holidays

Want something to do with the kids this summer?

Screen Printing kidWe sell 2 kits that are ideal for use with children. They are listed here:

The Foundation So Easy Kit

The Wicked Printing Stuff Foundation So Easy Screen Printing Kit is ideal for the beginner looking to produce simple designs without the need to expose screens or use lots of chemicals. The kit includes the screen printing basics, perfect for those one off designs.

No chemicals required, so ideal for home use and with children friendly inks it is a perfect way to have some creative fun with the little ones. To make sure the print doesn’t wash away you can use an iron to cure the ink. There are full instructions provided.

The Foundation UU Kit

The Wicked Printing Stuff Foundation UU Kit is ideal for people wanting to produce simple designs without the need to expose screens or use lots of chemicals. The kit provides more stability when printing as it comes with a UU clamp which can be used with any standard table. Ideal for screen printing workshops. The kit includes the screen printing basics, perfect for those one off designs.

No chemicals required, so ideal for home or school use and with children friendly inks it is a perfect way to have some creative fun with children. To make sure the print doesn’t wash away you can use an iron to cure the ink. Again there are full instructions provided.

So have fun this summer holiday with screen printing for kids/