Our day started out as one of those days, not much to do, nothing planned, for me it was great for J it was blah… So we started digging for something creative to do. J has recently been doodling ninjas on EVERYTHING. Every paper he brings home from school has a Ninja on it!! So it was only fitting his room needed one too. I thought back to our Foil Flower Card, and thought we needed another foil craft project!!
Supplies for your Foil Craft Project:
- Something to create on. I have one of the cheap thin canvases, you could use a piece of cardboard too.
- Yarn. (any color will do)
- Modge Podge or Elmer’s School Glue
- Permanent Markers
Creating your Foil Craft Project:
Start by drawing on your design. Let them be creative you will help them decide what they use in their final design.
Take your string and dip in glue. Wipe off extra… Okay, I didn’t say they wouldn’t get messy!
Then trace the picture with your yarn.
For the face we used another technique. We put the glue down and then added the yarn in strips.
I helped J with this…
We chose not to add all of the extra muscles.
Now add a layer of glue on all of the remaining board.
Take your foil and cut into smaller pieces. You will use about 6 to cover your whole picture for the first layer.
Start in one corner, place down a piece of foil. Press it up against the yarn. Don’t push the yarn out of place just use it as a guide. I had J use the an eraser end, it worked well.
Continue this process over the whole picture.
Cover the whole thing with glue again. Make sure to go over and under the edges so they are smooth.
Cover the whole picture with one large piece of foil.
Smooth it all down one more time.
It looks pretty cool as it is… But it will look even better in color!
Carefully allow your kiddos to use permanent markers to color their creation.
Tada!! They have created a wall worthy masterpiece!
It is hard to catch it at a good angle to show just how much it shimmers in the light.
He did such a great job! He is already planning out his next picture…
Mama was impressed and it is now hanging art in his room.
I can’t wait to see what he comes up with next!!
So creative! Go J!! Tell him that his cousins may want something shimmery for their wall!…