Fine Print takes you on a fascinating look at the man who was determined to invent mass–produced printing and persevered. It’s a wonderful lesson in persistence and a very interesting glimpse into 15th Century Germany.
Activity: Cut a letter in a potato and then print it:
Okay, this involves a knife, so some parental involvement is probably necessary. Cut a medium sized red potato in half, then cut away anything that you don’t want to print. Remember, you have to create your letter backwards on your stamp.
Now put some ink or paint on your stamp and press. Viola!