We can all easily get so caught up with Pinterest and all the beautiful crafts on there that we forget about the myriad of possibilities when using simple everyday materials such as aluminum foil, toothpicks, wine corks, cardboard boxes and anything else from the kitchen, recycling bin and even daddy’s toolbox!.
I made a cardboard toy camera recently using the lid of a laundry detergent bottle as the lens and it turned out so cool – crafts and activities made with everyday household materials are the best fun.
Read on down and click through to be inspired by these 30 ‘best of’ ideas for aluminum foil crafts and art activities.
Aluminum Foil Robots
Turn cardboard boxes into shiny cool robots with everyday materials from around the house. These silly faced robots make me smile! see the recycling magic on MollyMooCrafts (above image)
Aluminum Foil & Tissue Paper Bracelets
Such a striking color popping girlie craft made with just toilet paper rolls, aluminum foil and tissue paper. You just have to see how easy they are to make right here on KAB (above image)
Tin foil is also a grey material for quickly wiping up some cool props for story time – click through to see fun and cute alien spaceships by KidsStuffWorld for Buzzmills. I adore this craft activity.
Any little robot fans in your house will ADORE these robot guys and girls. They will need them! They will want them! They will need to start making them now! (above centre) See the joy on KidStuffWorld
Encourage your kids to twist it, mold it and shape it into anything they want (above, top right). You may be surprised at how sculpt-able it is! see what one group of kids joyfully created on housingaforest
Cereal Box Robots – dive into the recycling stash to come up with all the materials you need to make quirky cereal box robots with the kids, right here on KAB.
Use foil to create a Frozen inspired landscape for imaginative play via b-inspiredmama
I spotted the above right cool zentangle art activity for kids by LetsLassoTheMoon last year and it got me to look at aluminum foil in a fresh new way. Such a unique and creative no-cost way to keep the kids entertained.
This stained glass art activity using aluminum foil and cellophane activity is so so pretty (above, lower right). This has catapulted straight to the top of my to do list at home. Thanks for the inspiration pinkstripeysocks
To find more crafts with things you’ve got laying around your house check out our book: 101 Kids Activities That Are The Bestest, Funnest Ever!