I think my family ate a few too many Reese's peanut butter cups this Halloween! I'm glad I saved all the colorful foil wrappers, because we used them today to turn a little shoebox into a shiny treasure chest..
I set out some white glue, paint brushes, a kid-sized shoebox, and a bunch of colorful chocolate foil wrappers, and invited the kids to create something beautiful. Both girls (3 years old) love anything sparkly and shiny and had a wonderful time gluing the foil wrappers onto the box. They did an excellent job, and all I had to do was make sure they were using enough glue so the wrappers would not come off. A layer of glue or modge-podge would help seal everything down and make the box more durable.
There were lots of "oooh"s and "ahhh"s at our shiny finished product. What a fun little project using recycled materials!