This article is part of the Ultimate Guide to 50 Craft Materials Series. Every day for fifty days starting in January a blogger will post a new article featuring another fun craft material. This will be an amazing resource!
The material I am featuring is foil. Who knew it could be so versatile? Below are two fun art projects using foil. My two-year-old twins absolutely loved them!
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A simple art project using foil, glue and other loose materials.
I used a 7″ x 7″ piece of cardboard and wrapped it with aluminum foil. I used tape on the back to secure the foil. Mostly because I had a feeling my toddlers would try to unwrap it.
In a small container I watered down clear school glue to make it easier to spread across the surface.
In a muffin pan I placed torn tissue paper, foil confetti and sparkly foam letters. These were the collaging materials.
The kids enjoyed painting the glue onto the shiny surface and sticking on pieces of tissue paper.
Little Buddy especially enjoyed placing the sparkly letters.
I was so surprised to see Baby Bear grabbing all of her supplies and dumping them onto the foil surface! She was on a mission to include everything! My two-year-olds definitely enjoyed this art activity using foil!
Painting with Balls of Foil
A simple painting activity using foil balls instead of paint brushes.
- Aluminum Foil
- Watercolor Paper
I placed different colors of paint in a muffin tin and placed a foil ball inside of each of the cups. The kids picked up the foil balls right away and began to stamp it against the paper, creating a fun textured surface.
Baby Bear experimented with scraping the foil against the paper. This created scratches on the paper.
There are so many different ways to use foil in arts in crafts! Check out the links below for some other ideas. Also, if you have your own foil crafts link up below!
Other Fun Art and Craft Projects Using Foil
Drawing on Foil a Reusable Surface by Powerful Mothering
Swimming Foil Fish Mobile by Powerful Mothering
Painting on Foil by Craftulate
Sun Upcycled Crayons by Mama Smiles
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