Supplies you will need:
Repurpose one side of a cereal box
Crayons & Markers
My plan was for my 3 year old to create the design, but she had a hard time squeezing the glue bottle and was more interested in smearing the glue around. I let her have her fun, then after she went to bed I created a design.
I started by squeezing glue onto the cardboard & it looked like a snake, so I went with it. I put the yarn on the glue gently, wanting the top of the yarn to stay soft, so the foil would go on smoothly later. I let this part of the project dry overnight. In the morning my daughter was excited to see what she interpreted as a rollercoaster, so we were ready for the glue stick!
Roll the glue stick over the exposed card board. The 3 year old loved this part.
Cut a piece of aluminum foil to size & press on to the cardboard.
Rub the foil onto our yarn lines; we used an old toothbrush. It was gentle and didn't tear the foil.
Sharpies work well on foil, but permanent markers aren't the greatest medium for young children, so we mostly used crayons, but I did let my little artist use a sharpie and a paint pen a little. I played around with heating the crayon areas, but I don't think it added anything. The crayons went on smoothly, brighter colors worked better than pastels.
Tada! Our finished foil & yarn project. It was fun, I think we may try it again as a seasonal craft (pumpkin, flag, Christmas tree, Easter egg)...lots of possibilities!