There are days that we just need to have open ended creativity. It balances out our academic subjects. Fostering creativity and allowing kids the chance to design and build with different materials just adds to their problem solving abilities. Foil sculptures one item activity is a free form way to give kids time to create with a unique material.
Aluminum foil is a fun material for kids to create with because it is flexible, holds its shape, and can be formed into countless creations . I have shared a whole list of one item activities here on the blog. My kids had fun with foil.
One Item Activity Series: Foil Sculptures
All you need is aluminum foil. If you are making the switch to parchment paper for lining those baking sheets, now you have a way to use up your foil.
Making Foil Sculptures
I gave each of the kids a long piece of foil. The piece was about 2 feet long, but you can choose how large the pieces are. It was up to them what to create.
With young kids, be careful about any sharp edges on the foil. Always supervise to be safe.
The kids worked on their sculptures for a while. The whole activity took about 30 minutes or so.
Foil sculptures are a great indoor rainy day activity for kids. You can view my rainy day activity resource page for more idea.
The sculptures ranged from Harry Potter theme to swords, to animals. An extension activity would be writing about their sculptures. Kids have huge imaginations and this foil sculptures one item activity gives them free range to use their most creative ideas.
More foil crafts for kids:
This relief foil activity is so cool from 123 Homeschool 4 Me.
Foil painting is so neat too. Check this one out from Crafty Morning.
What did your kids create with foil? Did you try this activity on a rainy day?
Enjoy your time at home!