Forget the paper, my kids latest craze is drawing on foil!
Last week when we made the swimming foil fish mobile and I had the foil laid out to cut some fish, my 4 year old was very keen to help, so I spread out a sheet for him to draw fish on.
I opened a few of the books where he could see some fish pictures, one of them the inspiration for the foil fish mobile craft and the other a little mermaid story book. He used the same dry erase pens that I use on the fridge to draw with.
My 3 year old saw this and quickly pulled up a chair to come draw as well!
Much squiggles later and the foil was full. I then took a cloth and wiped down the foil surface and it was ready to go again! This kept both boys busy long enough for me to cut the fish for the mobile we were going to make the next day.
Below is my 3 year old inspecting the artwork, with it being foil little hands tend to crumble it once they are done (bored) drawing. The foil surface is definitely a nice alternative to paper especially with the option to wipe it clear and start over. Only draw back is that you cant keep the foil drawing as a keepsake because the dry erase rubs off so easily.
Update: I have now used the glue gun to add a pom pom at the end of the dry erase pens that are working great as erasers!
What all have you used foil for in play?