Lesson 1: Printing with paint

Using lego bricks and other everyday objects to create prints; painting and stamping their blocks to create patterns, pictures and letters and combining colours on the page, explaining the choices they make.

Learning objective

  • To explore colour when printing

National curriculum

  • to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products
  • 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: May find it easier to print with individual objects rather than creating a printing block. Some children may need suggestions for placing the blocks in a pattern onto the flat Lego base.


Pupils working at greater depth: Can be challenged to overlap their prints and describe the results. Should create a pattern or design with their prints.

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…
Find out more