Art Project #28- Tin Foil Art

We're really on a roll with our 100 Days of Art Challenge lately.  We're trying to complete at least two art projects a week.

The boys decided to try some tin foil art this week.  We found two different tutorials on-line; one where yarn was glued to cardboard and another where glue guns were used.  We decided go the glue gun route since we knew that would dry much quicker than the yarn/ glue.

We used the front and backs from a few cereal boxes as our cardboard and the boys drew pictures and designs on their boards.  Once they were happy with what they had I helped them trace over the lines using our low temp glue gun.

Once the entire design was traced with the glue gun we wrapped the cardboard in tin foil and taped them to the back of the cardboard.  We then pressed down lightly but firmly on the front side to make the designs show up.

The boys used sharpie markers to color in their designs.

They are all so unique and the tin foil really makes the marker colors shiny.

Alec made an underwater scene from his favorite TV show; Steven Universe

Ian decided on an abstract band of colors 

Evan decided to ignore his glue squiggles altogether and just color where he wanted 
They each decided to tack their pictures up onto their bulletin boards and the sun shines on them each day.

Our other art projects:
Project 1: Painting with Hexbugs
Project 2: Tissue paper flowers
Project 3: Star Wars Crafts
Project 4: Watercolor compass circles
Project 5: Floral pens
Project 6: Watercolor outlines
Project 7: Scratch art jellyfish


  1. This is such a unique craft idea! Thanks for sharing :]

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  2. This looks like fun! I bet my 3 year old would enjoy this too. (Other than the hot glue, of course. ;) ) Thanks for sharing on the Family Joy link up.

    1. Even with my three they asked me to do the hot glue part. It went pretty fast but I did go through a lot of glue sticks.

  3. Love love love this! I may have to copy cat you, lol. :) We have some Mod Melt sticks that I could sacrifice to the project.

    1. Copy away! It's not like I came up with this idea all on my own either. That's the beauty of all these linky parties; lots of ideas.

  4. This is such a cool project! Thank you for joining the Family Joy Link Party. :)

  5. Oh, that's fun! I love this idea.

    1. Thank you! We just loved how vibrant the colors were on the foil.


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