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I love using basic household supplies such as egg cartons, boxes, tin foil, and pipe cleaners for crafts.
They are so versatile and can be used in many different ways!
Don’t let the lack of ideas foil your plans to craft something with your kids today.
I have rounded up thirty fun crafts to do with kids that use another basic household supply – aluminum foil!
It definitely isn’t just for baking!
Scroll through this list to learn how to make foil robots, foil jewelry, foil art, foil ornaments, and more foil creations.
Foil Robot Crafts
If your day feels like it is droning on and on, try creating a robot.
Beep bop bippity boop!
Kids will be begging to make these robot crafts.
- Push the buttons of an aluminum foil paper bag robot as seen on Our Kid Things. Super simple!
- Use miscellaneous nuts and bolts to create this foil and bolts robot found on My Bright Ideas. Directions for a foil dog and foil cat are also available to try.
- Upcycle some objects you have around the house for this recycled robot craft shown on Artsy Momma. Cardboard tubes, boxes, containers, lids, cans, foil, and more make each of these recycled robot crafts unique.
- Grab a box to make a box foil robot as seen on Filth Wizardry. Stickers, googly eyes, and pipe cleaners make great accessories.
- Decorate some aluminum foil robots found on Molly Moo Crafts. These robots look sleek with the aluminum foil covering small cardboard boxes.
- Play with a tin foil box robot shown on Doodle and Stitch. A cardboard tube covered in foil supports this cute robot.
Foil Craft Jewelry
Check out the following ideas to make foil bracelets, bangles, pendants, and crowns.
- Roll a foil ball bracelet as seen on Fab Mums. These are created by wrapping balls of newspaper with foil and stringing them together. Almost looks like pearls.
- Use a toilet paper roll to create a foil tissue paper bracelet shown on Kids Activities Blog. The colors are beautiful!
- Accessorize with tin foil bangles found on Best Toys 4 Toddlers. Perfect for pretend play!
- Color foil pendants as seen on Make and Takes. Simply wrap a square piece of foam with aluminum foil, punch a hole, decorate, and string on a piece of yarn.
- Become a queen or a king with a glitter foil crown shown on Preschool Tool Kit. If the thought of glitter makes you squirm, cover the crown with stickers, beads, buttons, or drawings instead.
- Decorate a foil tiara found on The Craft Train. You only need pipe cleaners, foil, and markers.
Here are some creative art activities for preschoolers to try that use aluminum foil.
The end results are beautiful!
- Glue tissue paper on to aluminum foil for this foil collage as seen on Pickle Bums. Add sequins, glitter, or ribbon if desired.
- Paint an aluminum foil painting shown on Gift of Curiosity. Strands of yarn underneath the aluminum foil allows for some interesting patterns and shapes.
- Let the light shine on this stained glass art found on Mum in the Madhouse. Such brilliant colors!
- Color tin foil art as seen on 123Homeschool4Me. The designs for this project truly are endless. Use your imagination!
- Create an embossed foil fish puppet found on Kids Craft Room. Great for an ocean themed puppet show! Fish templates are available to download if desired.
- Decorate a 3D glue foil art as seen on Art Projects for Kids. It looks really shiny without black shoe polish added.
Foil Ornament Crafts
These homemade ornaments would look gorgeous hanging from a ceiling, wall, door, or tree.
- Roll some foil icicles shown on My Bright Ideas Blog. Glitter glue makes them sparkle!
- Ring a foil bell ornament as seen on Little Bins for Little Hands. A piece of an egg carton serves as the base for this lovely ornament.
- Use foam balls to create tin foil tissue ornaments found on Happy Hooligans. A glue and water mixture holds the tissue paper to the foiled foam balls. Sequins, colored gems, and glitter enhance this colorful ornament.
- Upcycle an aluminum foil pan to create a star of David foil ornament shown on Growing up Creative. Baking two cakes every other week is not required!
- Decorate foil yarn ornaments as seen on Babble Dabble Do. Supplies needed include thin cardboard (such as from a cereal box), aluminum foil, jar lid, scissors, markers, twine, and a glue stick.
- Create more foil ornaments found on Kids Activities Blog. Choose from a Christmas tree, candy cane, gift, or Santa hat. Of course, you could do them all!
More Foil Creations
Don’t put the foil away just yet. Here are even more simple foil activities to do with kids.
- Learn letters with this F is for foil craft found on Early Learning Ideas. There are ideas included for all twenty-six letters, so you can do more than just the letter F. (These letter ideas look like so much fun, I wanted to do them myself!)
- Scrunch, bend, and shape foil sculptures as seen on Mommy Labs. Just hand your kids a roll of aluminum foil and let them use their imagination. What will they create?
- Color a foil butterfly shown on I Heart Arts N Crafts. Attach some string to these and hang them from the ceiling.
- Decorate a piece of paper with foil fish as seen on Confessions of a Homeschooler. Add a crab, some seaweed, and a jellyfish to the foil scene.
- Try some foil stamping found on a Dab of Glue will Do. This creates a really unique texture.
- Explore with tin foil boats as seen on Hands On As We Grow. Learn about floating and sinking, counting money, and presidents with this activity.