Kitchen Lithography

This project might take a couple tries. But once you get the hang of it, you’ll really enjoy your results.


  1. Tape aluminum foil to cardboard. Use flat cardboard, like chipboard, instead of corrugated cardboard.
  2. Use wet, fine sandpaper to sand the foil.
  3. Apply vinegar to wipe the surface.
  4. Draw an image with a crayon.
  5. Pour soda on the image.
  6. Pour a small amount of vegetable oil on the surface and buff surface with a sponge.
  7. Use a different sponge to wipe the plate with water.
  8. Roll on ink. Wipe and roll again.
  9. Print. Use a spoon or brayer to apply pressure.