Kids Crafts – A class takes on Metal Embossing!

Metal embossing is a great craft for the kids!  Varsha Praveen, an art teacher in an after school program for elementary aged children, contacted me regarding my tutorial for Faux Tin Tiles.  You see, Varsha wanted to teach the art of embossing to her class!

kids craft embossed aluminum

I received a wonderful letter from her along with some fabulous photos! Varsha said, “We finally finished the project in class. I teach there only once a week and only three weeks in a month so it took a while!  I want to thank you for the idea so much!

The kids loved making them and they learned the ’embossing’ technique and a new word. There are a range of ages in the class from kindergartner to 6th grade. It was easy enough for the little ones and they loved making it colorful”.

kids craft embossed aluminum

Rather than use messy paints, Varsha substituted permanent markers for color on the embossed metal.  As you can see by the photos, it was a great success!

Varsha teaches at Unique Stars Academy,  an after school and enrichment program that has been offering educational and enrichment programs, extra curricular activities, sports and field trips for children from Kinder to 6th grade for the past nine yrs.

She teaches arts and crafts, and has taught many different mediums including salt dough, yarn, paper mâché, plastic canvas, and shrinky dinks. They have also done tie dye, batik, cross stitch, and beadwork.

Varsha says, “My goal is to try and expose them to ideas and techniques that they do not learn in school”.

kids craft embossed aluminum

It is letters like these that make all the work on this little ‘ole blog very worth the time and effort.  Just look at the amazing work these students did!

Awesome job!

And thank you so much, Varsha, for sharing their work with us!

If you are interested in this embossing technique which uses disposable cookie sheets, be sure to check out my Faux Tin Tiles tutorial, it includes 12 free patterns!  Want to see a video on how it is done?  Mona from Craft Klatch created one showing how to make an embossed fish using this same technique.

For more fun kids crafts, please check out my Kids Crafts Page for a ton of crafty ideas!

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  • jaia June 11, 2013, 10:22 am

    Can you tell me what grade/s the kids who made these photographed ones are in? Thanks!

  • Christy Willis April 9, 2013, 8:20 pm

    What a wonderful idea! I’m so glad you shared this. I liked it so much that I featured it on my blog, here —-> Thanks for sharing!

  • Varsha March 22, 2013, 12:49 am

    Thank you to both of you for such sweet comments. It totally made my day. Thank you again to Susan for doing such inspiring tutorials.

  • Anonymous March 21, 2013, 8:08 am

    Varsha is one awesome teacher!! So nice to see someone teaching children arts and crafts…something to encourage them to use and develop their creativity skills and use their imaginations in a positive way.

    Thanks Varsha and Suzy for helping to keep arts and crafts alive and the children’s hands and minds busy and off the streets. We need more teachers in our schools like Varsha!! Hugs to both of you ♥

  • Paula March 19, 2013, 9:41 am

    how sweet, must be smiling ear to ear, I think its neat teaching young children crafts and arts, it brings more beauty into this world !!!

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