So last year I decided to find a fun way to introduce printmaking to my Art 1 class. That is when i came up with the plan to use washable paint right on the tables and then use paper to make a print. We also sprayed them with water after the first print, and got a ghost print.
The students have a lot of fun with this and they feel like they are doing something wrong at first. It does take them a while to get started. But once they do, they ask if they can do it several days in a row. Gotta love any project that they are excited about.
I even let them finger paint, which brings them back to their childhood.