Thursday, July 26, 2007

Tin foil festive...

 This simple and slightly gooey activity has such eye pleasing results why not do it over and over and over again?

What you need:
*tin foil what ever size ya like (I reused a clean smallish piece from take-out)
*paint brushes and sponges
*tissue paper scraps
*glitter, sequins, plastic jewels and/or other collagable fun
*work surface

scrumdilly-do it:

Give your kidlet a sheet of tinfoil. You can wrap the foil over a piece of recycled cardboard or keep it on a tray or cookie sheet for easy mobility. You will want a sturdy surface underneath when your wee gets all glue happy. With the foil, set out a shallow dish or bowl of tissue paper scraps, either cut or torn. You will also want to set out a small cup of watered-down glue, a paintbrush (a sponge brush works wonders) and some collagable bits.

If you are brave, set out the supplies and let your wee ones have a go. For the not so brave I have broken it down into steps of a sort.
 First, have your wee one squirt glue all over their foil.

 Using a damp sponge or sponge-brush, have your kidlet blend the glue so that the foil sheet is COVERED.

 Next up, let them go paper crazy with the tissue, placing their pieces wherever they like adding some watered down glue for more stickability and to allow for layers.

 Once they are done with their tissue work they can add glitter, sequins, etc. Set aside to dry and enjoy when it is done!

These would make for awesome cards for family and friends. Once dry, glue to the front side of a blank card and cut down to size. Have fun!


  1. Do I have to have a kidlet? Can *I* do this? :^) I love it!

  2. Hey you! I have no kidlets myself and do these all the time! :)

  3. We did this at my son's preschool using clear contact paper as our bases. The advantage is that it's two-sided and acts as a sun catcher. The downside, no glue.

  4. Awesome project. I googled "tin foil art" and found you. I'm trying to come up with a project with tin foil for tomorrow.

  5. Thanks so much for this wonderful project. I found this post a few months ago and have been waiting for just the right time to do it with my preschool class -- we finally did them for Mother's Day cards.

    The kids enjoyed the project, and the other teachers were impressed, because it is so pretty! This is definitely a keeper.

  6. We did this project for Valentine's Day 2010 with my group of developmentally disabled adults. I cut out corrugated cardboard hearts and covered them in extra strength foil. A larger heart cut from pink oaktag was used to mount the finished piece. They loved it- thank you.

  7. oh maria! that sounds awesome! thank you for sharing with me!

  8. I like this idea for my first graders in Sunday School. I may just have to give it a go.

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