Welcome to another Wacky Workshops project – fun with foil.
I love offering craft projects that don’t require you to go out and spend money. You’ll have what you need for this one right in your kitchen.
In fact, it was the main material used in my project, How to Make a Magical Moon Mobile
Aluminium foil has been commercially available since 1910. Prior to that foil was made from thin sheets of tin which is why it is still sometimes referred to as tin foil.
Aluminium foil is made by rolling sheet ingots cast from molten billet aluminium and then re-rolling them on sheet and rolling mills until the desired thickness is achieved. The standard household thickness is 0.016 mm. The shiny side of the foil appears during the final pass through the mill when two sheets are rolled at the same time.
Aluminium foil is used for packaging, cooking, insulation and art, among other things.
This week I’m using it to create a beautiful foil relief and a foil sculpture.
FABULOUS FUN WITH FOIL
All you need for this is some leaves, a cardboard canvas and foil. Shoe polish is optional.
- Arrange the leaves you way you want them on a piece of cardboard. You can use glue or double-sided tape to hold them in place if you like, but it’s not essential.
- Cut a big enough piece of foil to cover the cardboard with extra to bend over the edges.
- Press down on the foil to reveal the leaf pattern, then gently fold the foil over to the back of the cardboard.
- If you rub shoe polish on the whole thing and then gently buff away, it looks like old-fashioned pressed metal – beautiful.
FABULOUS FUN WITH FOIL – FOIL SCULPTURES
This one is such a good one to increase creativity and enhance imagination.
By rolling and scrunching the foil you can make all kinds of shapes which you can turn into pictures.
I made an alien and some hearts. Four-year-old Goddess made a duck, without even trying, so we just had to use it to make a collage.
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Happy crafting and have a gleeful week, Tamuria.