Good old tin foil has become one of our favourite materials to use for art, craft projects and play. It is such an interesting, easy to find and cheap material and you can do so many different things with it.
We are not the only ones who enjoy exploring and experimenting with foil. There are lots of fabulous bloggers who are sharing awesome ideas and projects. Today I am sharing fifteen of the coolest ways to play with tin foil from some of the best bloggers I know!
We had slippery slidey fun finger painting on tin foil – Finger Painting On Foil
Teach Preschool scrunched their foil before finger painting – Exploring Aluminum Foil in Preschool
Twodoloo made an extra large foil canvas to finger paint on, and explore with added feathers! – Foil Feathers Fingerpaint… Fabulous!
We add a secret ingredient to help our paint stick when we paint on foil – Painting on Foil
Learn-Play-Imagine used scented sand paint on foil with cool results – Homemade Kool Aid Sand Paint.
Frogs Snails and Puppy Dog Tails used scented glitter paint for their foil painting – Foil Painting Sensory Art
Drawing on foil is super simple, but very cool! – Easy Art For Kids – Drawing on Foil
Kid World Citizen used glue to add texture and details to their lovely foil creations – Try This Gorgeous Asian Elephant Craft
Artsy Craftsy Mom used string to add texture and details to their cool foil lizards – Lizard’s Tail – Crafting with Aluminum Foil
We glued tissue paper and sequins onto foil with lovely results. – Foil Collage
Laughing Kids Learn ripped up the foil before using it for a collage – Exploring Tin Foil
Powerful Mothering added foil to use with contact paper – Recycled Materials on Contact Paper – Kids Activities with Foil
We made simple, silvery, Christmas decorations with foil and permanent markers – Easy Tin Foil Christmas Decorations
Artchoo made a range of cool foil creations! – Aluminum Foil Sculpture
The Imagination tree was inspired by the work of Alberto Giacometti – Giacometti Inspired Figure Sculptures
We used foil to make ‘moon rocks’ for our space play dough scene – Space Crazy – Free Printable Space Characters
Happy Hooligans used foil as a base for their amazing melted crayon art – Art With Melted Crayons
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Kate_Laughing Kids Learn says
What a brilliant collection of activities using tin foil. Thanks also for including one of mine!
We love using foil as well. Will have to try some of your great ideas. We love painting on it with cotton buds.
Super ideas! I bought some foil last week. I can predict that I now may need to buy a second roll next week, but oh what fun we shall have in the meantime!
Thanks for these great ideas! I don’t think I’ve ever used tin foil, so this will be a first for me! It looks really neat!
Visiting from KBN!
Lucy @ Bake Play Smile says
These are such great ideas! Foil is so versatile and always has a place on the collage trolley in my classroom. Picked up a few new ideas too so thanks so much!!!
Great list of creative ways to have fun with the little ones. Definitely going to try these and share! Thanks for all the great ideas!