Make some shiny foil art frames to get the kids’ creativity flowing!
These washi tape and foil art frames take no time to make at all and provide a reflective surface for kids to draw on in Sharpie markers.
You might also like our chalk and nature art activity
My girls love drawing. It’s something that they usually do without any prompting by me, but this time I thought it would be fun to mix it up with a new medium that they could get creative with.
This foil art idea is low mess, low fuss and gives them a different shiny, smooth surface to draw on that they can see their reflection in. Needless to say, a big hit at our place!
How to create foil art frames
You will need:
- Heavy cardboard scraps, cut into irregular sized rectangles and squares. Having odd sizes adds a bit of interest for them.
- Aluminium foil
- Washi tape
- Sharpie markers in assorted colours
- Plastic tablecloth – permanent marker is hard to get off furniture!
Wrap the cardboard in pieces of foil, add a border of washi tape and you’re ready to go.
Ideally get a few pieces set up beforehand for the kids to create with. My two came over as I was setting up and began taking them out of my hands immediately. I couldn’t pump out the art boards fast enough!
We made a collage from them to brighten up some blank wall space. They are attached to the wall with a small amount of blu-tack (sticky tack).
This activity would be fun for older kids too.
More drawing and doodling ideas
More fun art ideas for kids
- Kids will love this comic leaf art idea
- Have you ever tried drawing with wet chalk?
- Head outside and create earth art
- Make your own ochre paint from sandstone rocks
- Here are 27 ways to create art using nature
Elizabeth Hah says
This is a really great idea. Thanks for the inspiration!
Liz’s Early Learning Spot
Clarissa Hooper says
These are s pretty! I love that unique art surface the foil makes! pinning and sharing 🙂
Wow! Love this idea!! It’ll make some really great wall art!
Superb idea ! Very creative. Would definitely enjoy doing this art wid my 7yr old son.