Simple Glass Etching Lesson Plan

Title/Description: Glass Etching

Level: Elementary School

Duration: One 45-minute class period

Historical Overview: Hand-blown glass from Egypt to now

Goals and Objectives: To introduce craft medium

Vocabulary: Adhere, rubbing transfer, etch, bite

Materials: Glass bottles, acid, brushes, decals, popsicle sticks, scissors, tape


Day 1

  1. Wash containers and dry.
  2. Cut out decals.
  3. Tape decal to glass container.
  4. Rub with popsicle stick to transfer image to glass.
  5. Remove plastic backing.
  6. Use brush to paint on acid.
  7. Time for five minutes.
  8. Wash and dry.

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