Painting on Foil

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Painting on foil is a fun and easy process art idea for kids. Foil painting using cotton buds as paintbrushes is a perfect art technique for toddlers and preschoolers who are working on fine motor skills and colour mixing.

Painting on foil supplies:

Cotton Buds

Foil Painting:

TIP: People have asked if the paint flakes off the foil once it is dry. The answer is that it does after a while. If you want to avoid this try adding a drop of washing up liquid (dish soap) to the paint or use acrylic paint (not recommend with small children).

STEP 1: Prepare foil canvas
Set up your foil canvas by covering a piece of cardboard in foil, then tape it in place on the back.

STEP 2: Get your supplies ready
Discuss the colours used and then squirt the paint out onto a paint pallet (could use a paper plate).

STEP 3: Get painting!
Take a cotton bud and dip it into the paint. Use your cotton bud as a paintbrush and paint on your piece of foil.

Painting on foil is such a fun art technique for young children. The reflective nature of the foil makes it appealing to toddlers and preschoolers and the cotton bud paintbrushes move differently on foil than they would on paper.

This this foil painting craft is perfect for a winter project for kids.


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