Foil Collage

Foil Collage - an easy art activity for kids (and their tired parents)

Foil is one of our favourite art mediums. It’s cheap, easy to find, sparkly, reflective and really cool!

We’ve painted on foil, drawn on foil, finger painted on foil, we’ve even made Christmas decorations out of foil…and this morning, we finally got around to doing foil collage.

Foil Collage

You’ll Need:

Foil Collage - an easy art activity for kids (and their tired parents)

  • 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.
  • Foil
  • Tape (optional)

Foil Collage - an easy art activity for kids (and their tired parents)

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.

Foil Collage - an easy art activity for kids (and their tired parents)

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.

Foil Collage - an easy art activity for kids (and their tired parents)

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!

For more easy art ideas check out my
Art for Kids (and parents) Pinterest board.

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    • katepickle says

      he’s usually a ‘glue it all in one big clump’ kinda guy so I was surprised that he covered the whole foil this time… I think he like watching the glue go onto the foil!

  1. says

    Lovely. We recently did a tissue paper collage but on canvas and really enjoyed it. Great idea to continue the fun and see the difference by doing one on foil. Thanks for sharing :)

  2. says

    This looks great! I have stacks of little squares of tissue paper left over from another project waiting patiently to be used up – this looks perfect.

  3. says

    What a great activity, my girls would love pasting onto a reflective surface like that! I also love your little man’s art apron, did you make it? It’s so adorable!

  4. Rebecca says

    I like the collage idea – been looking at other crafts and i’ve also seen designs with contact paper – skip the glue all together which i like for easier cleanup!

  5. says

    I think this is just great! I also love that children can use a paintbrush to paint the glue on, as this makes it less sticky, especially for little kids! Thanks for the wonderful idea! Pinned and shared!

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