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)
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
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.
Foil collage is the perfect quick and easy art activity for kids, and their tired parents! (above, center lower) See the colorful fun on picklebums
Foil presents children with an super fun material to paint on – check out this gorgeous foil fish craft created for an ocean themed activity for pre-schoolers on NurtureStore (above, lower left)
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
Michelle McInerney, an Irish based graphic designer and mum of one, is the craft designer behind award winning blog MollyMooCrafts.com - a fun and colorful online world of unique and cute crafts for children and their parents.