Making a foil collage is a simple process art activity that kids of all ages will love.
Using basic art supplies, kids can make this gorgeous, sparkly piece of art work!
Foil is one of our favourite art mediums. It’s cheap, easy to find, sparkly, reflective and really cool!
How to Make a Foil Collage
You only need a few basic art supplies to make this shiney, sparkly foil collage art.
To make a foil collage you’ll need:
- 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)
We used coloured tissue paper (recycled from gift wrapping) and some sequins to make our foil collage colourful and extra sparkly, but you can use any collage materials you have on hand.
PVA (White school glue or wood glue) with quite a bit of water added is a good glue to use for this art project. It’s easy to brush on to the delicate foil (a glue stick will tear the foil) and when it dries it’s strong enough to hold the sequins in place.
How to Make Foil Collage Art
To get started I taped a 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.
Now it’s just a matter of brushing on some glue, and adding your collage materials wherever you want them to go.
Little hands will find a nice thick brush and large collage materials easier to use, but older kids can manage smaller items and and small brush to make diner details.
We saved the tissue paper from gift wrapping 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!
More Easy Art for Kids
Doing art with your kids doesn’t have to be difficult, or something you dread. Choose an easy, process art project (one that is all about the creating, and not about the finished product), that is appropriate for the age and stage of your child , and join in with them and have some fun creating together!
If your kids loved this easy foil collage art project, they might also like one of these easy art projects for kids: