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Re: Mirror/Glass Etching

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Sharon Hause (smhause)
Thu, 04 Nov 1999 09:43:08 PST


I teach glass etching to my 6th graders, also using armor etch creme. I
send a note home to parents about the project and reminding them that their
child bring in some type of glass. It can be a drinking glass, mirror, mayo
jar, window glass, pint or quart jar, etc. I also suggest that they can
purchase glass at the local St. Vinnie's. They transport it in either a
cardboard box, or between two pieces of cardboard. Some parents will bring
glass in for them. I do with project once each semester with over 100
students.
I am very clear about safety. Any intentional behavior problems result
in an immediate F and loss of glass etching privledge.
They design in the positive and negative and use contact paper to cover
areas to be etched. Xacto blades to cut open areas. Saftey glasses and
gloves are worn. Only 4 may etch at a time. Any student who feels uneasy
about etching or washing off glass, can ask me to etch it for them.
In the last six years that I have been doing the project I have never had
any serious injuries. A couple will cut themselves, but I have never had an
accident with the creme. I stand at the sink whenever a student etches. I
can be more specific if needed.

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