Design: Lego printing

Children use lego to create their own prints; painting and stamping their blocks to create patterns, pictures and letters, using a variety of colours and sizes and explaining the choices they make. It combines printing, a great medium for small hands, and Lego bricks - a firm favourite with children!

Learning objective

  • To make a print design

National curriculum

  • To develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Before the lesson

Attention grabber

Main event


Pupils needing extra support: Some children may need some help with placing the blocks in a pattern onto the flat Lego base.


Pupils working at greater depth: Overlapping the colours is quite hard to do, but some dextrous children may manage this.

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 comicA series of drawings which tell a story characters and…
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