Foil is one of our favourite art mediums. It’s cheap, easy to find, sparkly, reflective and really cool!
- Glue – we used PVA craft glue with a little water.
- Container for your glue.
- Brush – for little hands use a nice big fat brush.
- Scraps of tissue paper, ribbon, sequins, glitter – anything you have lying around.
- Tape (optional)
I taped the sheet of foil to a tray so that it wouldn’t slip around and frustrate my three year old. You could tape it to the table, or a sheet of paper or cardboard, or skip this step for older kids.
We have been saving tissue paper from gift wrapping for ages and it’s the perfect paper to use for this activity as it is light and fluttery just like the foil. It also looks lovely when the colours overlap and you can even a little shimmery shine from the foil underneath.
This is a simple art activity that requires little set up and not much clean up either – foil collage is the perfect quick and easy art activity for kids, and their tired parents!
Art for Kids (and parents) Pinterest board.