This aluminum foil craft idea is perfect for kids to create and place on cards, posters, or wrapping paper. Decorate the foil to make it colorful and fun. Then fold it into simple flowers.
Aluminum foil craft idea
I received an email from another student’s parent at school, J’s teacher’s birthday was coming up. Since we were leaving I wasn’t going to go out and buy something for her, but I thought we could make a card with some ‘effort’ instead of just crayons and paper.
I had seen something on Instagram where a mom had let her daughter draw on foil with permanent markers. I was weary, permanent marker and kids can equal disaster. The effect it created was cool, was it worth the risk?
This aluminum craft idea is made by my 6-year-old son! You will see through the post that they shimmer and bounce the light so well. It is hard to capture the full effect of pictures, but they are beautiful!
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Tips for making this foil art for kids.
- Keep an eye on your kids. This project involves permanent markers. It’s worth it!
- Make sure to give the markers a minute or two to dry completely before folding.
- If, when you fold the squares into triangles, they don’t line up perfectly. Just trim the edges.
- Remember that no two flowers are exactly the same.
- Let your kids make a simple “vase” to keep the flowers in.
How to make foil flowers
Below is our step by step tutorial for creating this aluminum foil craft idea. Feel free to print it for easy reference.
- Start by coloring the square with 2 different colors. One color will be the inside and one color with be the outside.
- Fold the squares into triangles, keeping the colors on the outside. Trim away the edges if necessary.
- Fold the triangle corners up. Then fold back the outside corners.
- Add the quilling strip or strip of construction paper to make a stem.
We made 5 flowers to make the cards for J's teacher.
The flowers sit inside a foil vase on the front of her card.
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When to make aluminum foil craft
Sometimes you see a craft and think, oh that’s cute! But then you don’t know when you will make it. Here are some ideas for this fun aluminum foil craft!
- Create a card, as J did!
- Use them to decorate your classroom bulletin board.
- Add them to a playroom.
- Let kids make them at a floral birthday party or wedding shower.
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