Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Reflective Collages

Mr Bubble & Squeak is a guy who really likes his snacks, and most of those (pretzels, muesli bars, crackers) come in foil packaging. Since I'm quite partial to shiny things I've been cleaning all the packaging and stashing it in the craft box to use for 'something' and this week we put it to good use.
I'm going to do some more structured activities with the foil later on but this time around the girls just had fun practicing their cutting skills snipping it into little pieces and making reflective collages. This activity had a lot of great sensory elements to it, Squeak in particular loved the crinkly noise some of the foil packets made while she was gluing them to her paper.


* cleaned foil packaging
* scissors
* child friendly glue
* paper or cardboard


  1. very cute, and i suspect those packages work even better than your every day tin foil on a roll. my kids had too many issues with foil crafts and didn't really like using it. we don't really buy anything packaged so i hadn't thought to save the 1 or 2 random items around here, but i might have to try it out as i too like a sparkly art project :)

  2. love how you recycled all that packaging - so creative!

    Can't wait to see what else you come up with but in the meantime want to invite you to share on my weekly child centered linky party (open Sat night thru Thurs.) The Sunday Showcase -


  3. Something else that is fun is using aluminium pie plates, and painting around the edges/sticking things on. Then you can hang them in their rooms like a mirror :)