These foil wrapped ornaments are quick and easy to make, and they provide several small motor exercises for little hands and fingers.
You’ll need just a few basic materials for this craft:
- aluminum foil
- permanent markers
- pipe cleaners and/or mini bows
- craft jewels (optional)
- and you’ll need something to wrap – I cut some styrofoam into blocks, and we used toilet rolls as well, but you can just have a look around and use whatever you have on hand: wooden blocks, small cardboard boxes etc.
Now he or she can decorate their ornament with permanent markers and/or craft jewels.
If you’ve never coloured on aluminum foil with a permanent marker, you’re in for a treat. The marker glides across the foil so smoothly, and the colour on the foil looks shiny and beautiful.
For the square ornaments, we wrapped each one in a metallic pipe cleaner, twisting the ends together to secure in place. Those ends became the “tails” for the mini bows that they stuck on. If you don’t have bows, you can fashion the ends of the pipe cleaner into a bow.