This is one of my favorite crafts we’ve done ever.
It is fun to make, endless possibilities for creativity, and the end results are breathtaking!
Here’s what you need:
Tin Foil Craft for Kids
Start out by your or your child drawing a picture on cardboard. We found using a cake board gave us a sturdy, perfect size!
Now use a glue gun to carefully trace all the pencil lines. You will need several refills so plan accordingly.
When you finish you will have a neat looking picture.
Take a look at the neat effect adding the glue height gives.
Using a cotton ball or thick paper towel spread a thin layer of liquid glue all over the cardboard from edge to edge.
Cover your cardboard with a large sheet of foil. Start pressing down in the middle and smooth out so that the glue gun beads are tight and clearly seen with surrounding areas flush with the cardboard. Keep going outwards and tuck remaining 4” on all sides on the back.
Hint: If you keep the dull side up it is easier to see the sharpie colors!
Use sharpies markers to color on the foil. Don’t color on the glue lines as they will make it “POP”
Remember sharpies are permanent markers.
Keep designs simple for younger children. This not only makes it more developmentally appropriate, but will also cut down on the mess risk of using sharpies.
My daughter choose to make a Disney inspired work of art. Can you see Rapunzel’s tower, her long braided hair, and the floating lanterns. I thought this one came out super cool!
My son made a stained glass window craft with a cross in the middle. I love the vivid colors.
This would be a great Easter Craft for Kids or to use with a Medieval Unit for homeschoolers.
This was a really fun kids activities that my kids wanted to make more of very quickly! Besides making beautiful artwork for our home, it makes a great present for grandparents too!