Sunday, 2 November 2014

Lego Printing

Lego Printing Robots

I don't know a child who doesn't love to play with Lego. It is also the hot favourite wet play toy within my school so I thought what better way is there to mix the children's interest with exploring the technique of printing.
We started the lesson by experimenting with Lego on scrap paper so the children could see what shapes and patterns could be made. It was great to see the children rotating and manipulating the pieces to find the most unusual shapes and patterns. Even the little Lego figures and plastic trees that lurk at the bottom of the boxes were used.
I then tasked the children with designing their own robot using the Lego pieces whilst matching the colour paint they used with the coloured paper so they had complimentary colours. This allowed them to practise their printing skills as well as using their colour wheel knowledge.
Warning: Although this lesson was a resounding success and I would repeat in a heart beat somebody, does need to clean the Lego pieces afterwards which was not an easy job.