Here's a fun activity that keeps children
busy and encourages them to use their imaginations. It's a great activity
to do in the car on a long road trip, or just something fun and different
to do on a rainy day. All you need is a roll of cheap aluminum foil and
by Laurel Smith
Just give each child a sheet of aluminum foil and have them mold it into
anything they want! Encourage them to use their imaginations. You might
need give them a few ideas to get them going if they aren't sure how to
Start by making different little
zoo animals. See how many kinds of animals you can make.
might enjoy making jewelry and playing dress up. Make crowns, headbands,
rings, necklaces, bracelets and earrings.
Make chains out of foil to hang little
charms. Poke holes into the foil for added decoration. Think about whether
you want to use the shiny side out or in for your jewels.
are another fun idea. Kids can really come up with some interesting ones
-- anything from superheros to carnival masks. My son enjoyed making
a shark helmet with a big fin on top of his head and matching wrist bands.
You can also make hats, sun visors,
body armor, "Wonder Woman"
deflector wristbands, or even goofy eyeglasses. Maybe you'd like to make
a fun little bowl for dry cereal or other snacks. Make tiny cups and saucers
for a tea party.
Aluminum foil also makes good temporary
Frisbees and balls. Or make a set of tiny bowling pins to knock down with
a miniature bowling ball. Make a chess set. Make Star Trek communicators
or Vulcan ears!
Toddlers can also participate in
this activity, but they may need a little help. Be sure to watch them carefully
so that they don't put any pieces in their mouths.
Aluminum foil modeling is easy and
doesn't take any preparation. Clean up is easy too. Be prepared to use
a whole roll of foil if they are really having fun!
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..·´ Road Trip Mom -:¦:-
Smith is a former schoolteacher and mother of three who has logged thousands
of road trip miles both as a kid and a mom. Visit her website for
more than 101 travel games and activities for kids at MomsMinivan.com
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