2.) I use a worksheet to help students think of stamp designs. They base the designs on important life events. 1 of the stamps is a traditional Adinkra symbol and 1 stamp will be carved with a potato (traditional Adinkra stamps are made with calabash gourds). We carve the stamps out of foam by pressing into them with ballpoint pens.
3. The students do test prints in their sketchbooks before printing on their projects.
4.) I have them make a plan where to print their stamps. They have to have at least 2 stamps per square and get higher creativity points for having symmetric balance.
5.) The students print their stamps on their projects using a shade that is the same hue as their construction paper.
6.) We carve potatoes for one of the stamps. I have the students cut it into the shape of their foam stamps, then dig out their design.