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Level: Primary, Junior
Grades: K - Gr5 | Age: 5-11yrs | Written by: Andrea Mulder-Slater
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By using aluminum foil instead of paper, students will create fabulous (and shiny) works of art.

What You Need:
What You Do:
  1. Tape a piece of tin foil to a piece of cardboard.

  2. Add a couple of drops of liquid dishwash to a small amount of tempera (or acrylic) paint.

  3. Brush paint over the entire piece of foil and let dry.

  4. Using the popsicle stick, carefully scrape a design into the paint.

  5. Glue the finished piece to a sheet of construction paper or scrap mat board for display.

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