6/1/18

Patterns Foil Art - Elisabeth Golding


4 Stars!
 
ABOUT THE BOOK -
Foil Art Patterns comes in a highly collectible format in a PVC wallet. Each wallet contains a 16-page book of practical, lovely projects to make and draw, 10 picture cards and 40 pieces of very shiny foil.

Here’s what you do – each card picture is divided into little shapes, which are sticky underneath. You peel off the stickers, one at a time – start anywhere – and put a piece of foil on top. It has to be shiny side up, then you just rub down on the foil with your finger. Any color you like. No extra tools needed! Just a finger!

When you’ve finished foiling the picture, it’s time to make something with it. There are lots of ideas for each picture. There are birthday cards, picture frames and more: easy and fun and different and creative and … shiny. 

MY THOUGHTS -
Super cool fun idea! Simple, clean, and can be done almost anywhere. I would say an older child, around age 8 and up could do this with little to no help.

I took this to work with me (the family that I nanny for) and let the 10 yr old girl try it. She loved it! I had to help her a bit to get her started but once she got the hang of it - she actually took it to her room and did herself on her desk. When I checked in on her she was almost finished! She said "This is really cool!"

The only negative I have (and this was mentioned by a couple other reviewers) a few of the foil sheets do not transfer clean, there is a residue left that makes it looks streaky. I think this is just a quirky fault in the foil paper. But I only noticed it on two of them - the rest transferred amazingly well. And you get a lot of sheets! I asked "my girl" if this disappointed her and she said no it didn't bother her at all. She still loved the pictures, still thought it was pretty, and it was still fun!

Here is my 10 yr old girl working on it -





And here's one that I started -


 
So... It's not perfect. But craft projects are never perfect (unless an artist does it) if you want perfection - buy a picture. If you want to just have fun and to have something that your older kids can enjoy by themselves over summer vacation - this is great. And a great price too - only $7.99. You get lots of foil sheets and 10 pictures to do (that's less than a dollar per page!!!!!) you also get an idea book of other things you can do with the pictures after they are finished.

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