Lesson 3: Craft: Printing (Great Fire of London)

Children develop their printing skills, creating an impressive print using shaving foam and ink to represent the flames and beams of the Tudor houses. The technique is easily adaptable to other themes.

Before the lesson

Learning objective

  • To make a print

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Use a range of materials creatively to design and make products
  • Develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils with secure understanding indicated by: Producing a print to a reasonable standard.

Pupils working at greater depth indicated by: Producing a print and including additional details using black marker.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding


Created by:
Simon Chubb,  
Art & Design specialist
Simon is a teacher, cartoonist and artist. He uses his 25 years of experience to teach art in schools and has his own workshop business ‘Scartoons’ in which children create comic characters and strips. Simon is a member of The…
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