School Holiday Activities

Some ideas for home schooling. Originally designed with school holidays in mind but they could be adapted.

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/

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

Some ideas for home schooling. Originally designed with Halloween in mind but they could be adapted.

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.

Glow in the Dark

Some ideas for home schooling. Originally designed with Halloween in mind but they could be adapted.

Create some great designs with our Glow in the Dark ink.  With Halloween coming up, a great addition to your product line can be made using this ‘scary’ ink.  Skeletons, witches on brooms, pumpkins, all sorts of themed designs can be enhanced with this great ink. Please send pictures of any unusual creative ideas and we will blog them 🙂
Glow In The Dark - Green

Glow in the Dark – Green: Glow in the dark green ink is a high quality ink that radiates a bright lite-green colour in darkness. For best results this ink needs to be printed over a white coloured base. Heavier ink deposits will result in increased brightness and a longer “after-life.” Best printed through a 32T or lower mesh count. In daylight or artificial light conditions, this ink will have a pale off-white hue. The ‘glow’ is not noticable under natural light, but the glow particles in the ink charge up in daylight or under fluorescent lighting to produce a strong glow in the dark.

Worksheets | Education.com

Some ideas for home schooling. Originally designed with Hallowen in mind but they could be adapted.

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.

Art and design museums theguardian.com

Needs more ideas for design and a day out for the family try this uk wide selection 1000 kids | Art and design museums | Life and style | theguardian.com.

Wallace Collection, London
Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield
Museum of Costume, Bath
National Portrait Gallery, London
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Beningbrough Hall and Gardens, North Yorkshire
Design Museum, London
Tate Modern, London
Potteries Museum, Stoke-on-Trent
Manchester Art Gallery, Lancashire
Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston
PM Gallery and House, London
Wedgwood Museum, Stoke-on-Trent
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, West Midlands
Burrell Collection, Glasgow
The Lightbox, Woking, Surrey
Orleans House Gallery, London
Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, East Sussex
De la Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex
The Cartoon Museum, London

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.