Foil Ornaments: an easy, inexpensive Christmas craft for kids to make…
These foil ornaments are really easy Christmas decorations for kids to make. This craft provides lots of fine-motor development, so it’s a great one for toddlers and preschoolers.
Making a bunch of these foil ornaments is an inexpensive way to add some shimmer to your Christmas tree, using simple materials you already have at home.
Supplies for foil ornaments:
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- 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.
How to make your foil ornaments:
Now your child can decorate the ornaments with permanent markers and craft jewels.
Colouring on aluminum foil:
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.
String a thread under the pipe cleaner for hanging, or in the case of the toilet rolls, simply push the thread through the roll, and tie it off.
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