Here’s What You’ll Need to Make Texture Plates
Texture Plates with Paper Punches
I used a combination of large punches typically used for scrapbooking and a small circle and heart punch and created texture plates. Next, I cut the folders in half and used the half with the tab for the plate and the other half of the folder for punching out the shapes.
Here is the process that worked for me:
- pre-punch a few shapes
- cover a small area with glue or glue stick
- then arrange the punch-outs on the file folder
If you use liquid glue, you may need to press the folder flat after it’s dry by laying a stack of books on top.
If you’d rather create a more formal-looking pattern, the following design uses a grid to arrange the circle punches.
Want more texture ideas?
Making Texture Plates:
- Texture Rubbing Idea: File Folder Texture Plate
- Making Texture Plates from Paper Punches
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Texture Blog Posts
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- Monster Drawing with Textures and Adjectives
- Contrasting Colors Monster Texture Rubbing
- Textures in Watercolor: Monster & Contrasting Colors
- Turkey Drawing Easy Thanksgiving Art Project
- Op Art Coloring with Mess-Free Techniques!
- Descriptive Words in Art with Kids
- Shamrock Coloring Pages with Mixed Media
- Picasso Art Project Technique
Social & Emotional Learning in Art
Remind yourself and others of the social and emotional benefits of art. This is a great graphic to include in parent newsletters or display in your room.
You can read more about Social Emotional Learning in Art in this blog post.
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