Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Vintage Foil Rubbings

Children will have a ball working with these textured rubbings made with Aluminum foil.

 A very simple and child friendly art project.

Step By Step Instructions 

  1. Place rubbing object on a thick cardboard. Tape it down if necessary to prevent it from moving.
  2. Tear and place the dull side of the Aluminum foil so it fully covers one side of the cardboard. I suggest using the heavy duty foil. Folds over the back, place a piece of tape on the back to secure it down. This will help in from shifting around. Remember, it will difficult to place it back where it was originally.
  3. Rub down with a cloth or fingers to reveal the outline shapes.
  4. Now, the children are ready to rub down different colors of ink pads or stamp pads over the embossed design. We used permanent ink pads. 
  5. While the art piece is still wet, spray it all over with hair spray. The chemical reaction helps give it that vintage look.

The children really enjoyed this new experience.


  1. What a wonderful art project this will be - thank you for sharing

  2. Beautifull results! What did you place under the foil to get such gorgeous circles? Can't wait to try it at home!!

    1. Hola Miep, I updated my post to include a picture of the objects used for rubbing. Not really sure what its called, found them at Goodwill. :)

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