What is a Penny Portrait?
A Penny Portrait kit is a fun way for kids and grown-ups alike to create a fantastic work of art and maybe learn a thing or two in the process!
Each kit includes a poster of Abe Lincoln made from images of actual pennies. The poster is suitable for framing as is, but with a little effort, some glue, and 846 of your own pennies, you can have a truly unique work of art that you will enjoy for years to come.
We include easy-to-follow instructions for sorting your pennies, adhering them to your poster and framing the final portrait.
We even include a 12 page educational booklet filled with information including:
- Interesting facts about the life of Abraham Lincoln.
- The history of the Lincoln penny and a valuable penny collecting guide.
- Simple and safe chemistry experiments with pennies and household materials.
- How your eye recognizes the image of Lincoln (even when it’s made of pennies!)
This booklet is a great way to extend learning in a classroom setting and is perfect for home schoolers. Where else can you learn about history, politics, art, chemistry and money all in one fun-filled activity!
While supplies last, you’ll even get a genuine 1943 steel penny. A unique piece of U.S. history sure to fascinate young and old alike.
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REVIEW: "Anybody who enjoys pennies or crafts will love this kit!"
- Susan Headley - About.com Coin Editor
REVIEW: "With three very active girls, staying inside is not easy. I am always looking for a unique project that can keep them entertained throughout the day. This is certainly one of those projects."
- Sweeties Reviews
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