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3-D Foil Craft Project

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!!

This 3-D Foil Craft Project is sure to create some amazing pieces of art! With supplies from around the house this is a fast prep kids activity.

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
  • Scissors
  • Foil
  • Eraser
  • 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!!

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So creative!  Go J!!  Tell him that his cousins may want something shimmery for their wall!…

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Thursday 26th of March 2015

OMg I love this!!! My daughter would have so much fun. I need to try this with her :)

Mommie Daze

Wednesday 25th of March 2015

I love this and it's craft I think my 10 year old would even enjoy. I'll have to save this for a rainy day!

Sue Parke

Tuesday 24th of March 2015

Wow! This is awesome! Probably a bit too advanced for my 13 month old haha, but I'm going to pin it for future reference!

Twitchetts Blogspot

Wednesday 25th of March 2015

yes you might want to wait a few years :) Thanks for Pinning!!

Alana Pace-Robillard

Tuesday 24th of March 2015

Pinning this. It looks so cool. Such a neat effect and it's fairly easy to do!

Twitchetts Blogspot

Tuesday 24th of March 2015

It really looks awesome, hard to even capture it in pictures. Thank you for Pinning!!

Sharon Erickson

Tuesday 24th of March 2015

This is so neat! I know my daughter would love to do this. Can't wait to try it out.

Twitchetts Blogspot

Tuesday 24th of March 2015

Thank You! I am sure she will enjoy it!!