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Sunday, April 1, 2012

Shiny Foil Collages

This is a fun and simple collage project my Grade 2 class worked on. It's a great way to use up any scraps of cardboard and coloured tissue paper you have in the classroom.

Simple pre-cut a bunch of cardboard to whatever size you like. Then rip off pieces of tin foil slightly larger than the cardboard. Students cover the front of the cardboard with glue (we used glue sticks) and then carefully wrap the foil around the cardboard and glue it on the back.This is the base for the collage. 

Then the kids cut up tissue paper into whatever type of scene they wanted- most did simple landscapes or seascapes. Using watered-down white glue, use a paintbrush to apply these to the foil covered cardboard. Then the kids made additional shapes, objects or animals out of coloured paper scraps and glued them on. They also used sequins and plastic gems (from the Dollar Store) to add a little extra zazzle dazzle.

The tissue paper, being transparent, allows some of the shiny foil to show through and it has a lovely shimmering quality that these photos unfortunately can't capture.

Ta da!


Chesterbrook Academy Elementary said...

What a great idea, the foil and the tissue paper.

The projects turned out really beautiful.

Thanks for sharing

Rina k6art.com said...

So pretty and fun! I can't wait to test this one! I am hoping it can be used for a large scale undersea themed group mural (I'm thinking foam core, spray glue...). Thanks for posting!

Bag Ladies said...

Like this project idea. I'll have to try it but wondered how well a glue stick worked with foil?
Anything with a little "bling" the kids are sure to love.
Also thanks for reminding me about shopping at the "dollar" store.

Miss said...

Thanks everyone!

Rina: cool idea for a large scale version- post a link if you make it!

Bag Ladies: Agreed- kids love anything with 'bling' - even my boys!
A good quality glue stick works fine (UHU) but white glue spread thinly with a paintbrush (so it doesn't 'bubble' underneath the foil) would work as well.

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