DIY Ombre Penny Art Project!

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  DIY Ombre Penny Art
A fun science experiment to do with kids!
You probably already have what you will need:
A frame
Burlap or canvas as backing
Vinegar and salt
Start with the frame.
(I spray painted my gold frame with a little
 copper and teal...just for fun!)
Wrap burlap on the backboard, remove the glass
and hot glue it in the frame.
See how many pennies fit in the space.  
96 for me.
(my 4th grader did the math)
Get a bunch of pennies!
They are naturally a wide range of colors...
Sort out the brightest, brownest, 
blackest, whitest and teal-est ones.
Now, the science.
Take some mid-range colored pennies 
and put them in a glass dish.
Add 1/4 cup white vinegar and 1 teaspoon of salt.
Immediately they will brighten and become shiny.
Let them soak about 5-10 minutes.
Pull them out and set them on a plastic plate...
don't dry them off...
Over the next 2 hours they become slimy looking
and turn very bright turquoise--or verdigris as it is called.
Our pennies dried over night.
Arranged them on the burlap.
I let the kids decide which were brighter and didn't
 care too much if they weren't exactly so.
Then hot glue them onto the burlap!
Picture perfect!



  1. Way cute! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

  2. Well this is just brilliant - loving it!
    I'm your newest follower - would love to have you follow back

  3. i love this double dipping project. Art and Science. Cool Whip! I home schooled my kids who are now 29 and 31 years old and am now enjoying my granddaughter!

  4. Hi Nat, This is SUPER COOL! I think this is my favorite project of yours yet. I'd love to feature THIS in your guest post - and give you a whole article instead of just a Fab Friday feature. What do you think???

    Warmly, Michelle

  5. So cute!

    I’d love it if you shared this with the Fun Family Crafts audience.
    FFC is similar to Craftgawker but it only features kid friendly tutorials.

    Looking forward to seeing what fun crafts you submit!

  6. This is awesome.

    I'll be featuring it this week. Thanks for linking it up!


  7. You sure know a way to a girls heart! Turquoise pennies? This might be my next project for art in the dining room.

    Featuring it this week!

    Thanks so much!

  8. This is so cool. My kids would love making one of these. Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.

  9. I really liked your penny wall art and I've got this linked to my pennies post too today, well done!


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