Engineering with Foil

Foil. So shiny, roll-able, fold-able and tare-able. Try some of these challenges!


Make with Foil

Foil. So shiny, roll-able and fold-able. Try some of these challenges

  • Make a small structure that floats on water. Can it hold a weight such as a marble or large eraser?

  • What is the largest structure that you can make that floats on water? Can it hold a tennis ball?

  • Using foil and any other “found” materials you have, create a costume.

  • Try playing a game of charades using only foil to convey ideas.

  • Fold foil into the thinnest strip you can.

  • Try ripping foil into a thin strip that can be woven into a basket.

  • How can you create the tallest and thinnest freestanding structure?

  • Make a musical instrument made of foil.

  • Using only foil, how can you deliver water from one side of the table to the other side?

  • Can you think of a way to use foil to convey a message without talking to someone across the room?

  • Take a 12” x 12” piece of foil and create an animal you might find on an alien planet.

  • Using a 12” x 12” piece of foil, create a work of art.

  • Make a small monument to a famous person using only foil.

  • Use foil and markers to create a game board when there are different levels a token may travel.

  • Time to create a new hat. How can foil be used to do that?

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Thank you for Making with me!