Shiny Whale

Foil is such a fun canvas for children to use in art. I think that's probably because it makes fun, shiny art! We decided a shiny whale would be fun to make...and one colored like a rainbow was even better!

  1. Ages: 3 - 8

  2. 30 minutes - 1 hour

  3. A little messy

  4. Grownup needed

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    First, we grabbed a scrap piece of cardboard. My daughter drew a whale right onto the cardboard.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    I helped to cut our whale out and we got out the aluminum foil. You'll need a sheet big enough to wrap the cardboard with.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    We started wrapping. The kids liked doing this step solo!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Step 4

    Cut the foil between the body and tail, and fold it over.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

  • Step 5

    That was it. Now time for color! Permanent markers are a must on foil. Washable markers will just rub off.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 5

  • Done!

    We loved this project. I think we will be making some more shiny sea creatures in the future!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 6

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