Aluminum Foil Craft {Colorful & Shiny Tin Foil Collage}

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This aluminum foil craft is awesome.  Using tin foil is an adventure – is just so shiny and crinkly!  Making a Tin foil collage is a craft with aluminum foil that is so simple that even the youngest artist can get involved with colorful results.

Kids Activities Blog loves when things found in the kitchen become art.

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Tin Foil Crafts

We have played with tin foil before and this is one of my personal all-time favorite art projects we’ve done: the tin foil collage.

We did this project quite a long time ago, I think my oldest two were ages 3 and 4 here, but the results were so eye-catching we still have these hanging up on the rotating art display in their rooms. I don’t think they’ll be going anywhere anytime soon.

Aluminum Foil Craft

I created this project with the hopes of occupying my littles for quite some time, so I broke it up in to segments

  • Creating the tin foil canvas.
  • Adding color with markers.
  • Painting the aluminum foil canvas (we did this with cork stamps & tempera paint, but you could use any combo here).
  • Preparing the collage materials (shredding paper, hole punching, etc. — aka, letting the paint set up a bit).
  • The fun part – adding the tissue paper, pom poms and hole punches – putting the aluminum foil craft together!

They had a blast going through all of the steps, I love how my kids threw themselves into this project.


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Create a Tin Foil Craft Canvas

To make your own foil canvases, cut any cardboard you have on hand in to the shape you would like your canvas to be (we used cereal boxes and a square shape). Wrap the cardboard in aluminum foil.

Keep your folds nice and neat so you can tape the foil on the backside to keep it in place.

Create Aluminum Foil Craft Art

The next step is to add color to the aluminum foil canvas – markers, paint, paper, etc.  There is no wrong way to go about this!

Not only is this a great craft to do, but it is also a lot of fun to photograph. I love the way the light reflects off of the foil.

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More Kids Craft Ideas

If you liked this aluminum foil craft idea, then don’t put the tin foil away just yet!  We have other fun things you can create with your kids using things you already have at home.

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