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Foil embossing. This was a project that ALMOST never "was".

foil embossing

I had envisioned something totally different, and was frustrated after I had the students start this and realized it just wasn't going to happen. Long story short, my fifth graders "drew" on canvas with glue and we were going to let the glue dry and paint monochromatically over the top. It didn't work. I was CRUSHED! ALL THAT MONEY ON CANVAS---we had to salvage them!

We then used spray adhesive and laid foil over the top. Lastly, they used colored Sharpies to color the recessed areas and left the embossed "lines" silver. This was definitely one of those projects that promised to be an epic FAIL, but turned out to be a favorite amongst my fifth graders. This project was the perfect mixture of perfecting the "process" of making art, along with the glorious "products" created.

Crafts 4 Camp: Foil Art Drawings. Tools Carbon Paper Glue (Aleene's Tacky Glue) Glue Stick Masking Tape Pencil Permanent Markers Scissors Shoe Polish - Black Materials Aluminum Foil - Heavy Duty Cotton Swab Foam Board (8 X 10) Paper Paper Towels Tip To speed up the glue drying process, use a low temp glue gun.

Crafts 4 Camp: Foil Art Drawings

Instructions Make a simple sketch on a piece of paper. Transfer the sketch to the foam board using the carbon paper. Go over the traced lines with the Tacky Glue. Set the foam board aside to allow the glue to dry. Cut the aluminum foil slightly bigger than the foam board. Cover the foam board with the glue stick and attach the foil to the foam board. Gently press the foil to the foam board.

Press the foil around the glue lines with a cotton swab and a paper towel. Fold the edges of the foil over the foam board. Use a dull pencil to add details to the design. Cover the foil surface with the black shoe polish. Wipe the shoe polish off with a paper towel. As an alternative you could color your design with the permanent markers. Craft with Foil Paper (Book 8/ Page 42)

Leaf Craft Idea. Fall is all about decorating and preparing for the holidays.

Leaf Craft Idea

The leaves, the colors, the tastes; they all lend to gatherings, and sharing food and drinks with friends and family. As much as I like to decorate, I won’t lie, I tend to do more fall DIY projects because…well, it’s cold! Don’t get me wrong, I’m out enjoying the leaves and smells of the season every chance I can get, but this project is a fun and festive craft that you can make on those chilly days you’d rather enjoy from indoors. There’s nothing more beautiful than the fallen leaves. Why not preserve some of that beauty? This DIY project was adapted from: What You Will Need: Owls, Foil, Glue, and Shoe Polish. (original artwork by David, grade 5) Art Club, Grades 1-6 This is one of my all-time favorite projects.

Owls, Foil, Glue, and Shoe Polish

The technique has been around for years, and I've loved using it several times with my students. This time around, our art is of owls and leaves. We first planned our compositions, paying attention to all of the positive and negative spaces. 1. **I've noticed on Pinterest some people think we used coloring book images. 2. 6. 7. Once you've filled all of the spaces, rub over the whole thing with black shoe polish, wait a few seconds, and wipe off. A couple of you have commented on the color- the results will be an aged silver metal look, something along the color lines of pewter. Yes. When I was hanging these up, parents, teachers, and kids all stopped to ask about them- I love being able to tell my Art Club artists how much people enjoy their art work! Make it a wonderful day! Art Ideas for Kids: Embossed Tin Art. Best Foil Crafts.