Every once in a while, don’t we all indulge ourselves with a taste of some good chocolate? So, why not enjoy making some miniature foil art with the chocolate’s wrappers at the same time!
Here are some tiny foil objects that I made. The bird on the left is an origami crane, which can be a bit tricky to make given the small size of the foil wrapper. Much easier are the wine goblet and the bottle, as explained below.
I learned how to make the wine goblet from my mother when I was a child, and it is quite simple.
First, you place your index finger along one edge of the foil, so that the tip of your finger reaches approximately the center of that edge. Then wrap the foil around your finger to form a cylinder.
Next, you start to twist the foil, starting from the tip of your finger and working away from it. This creates the stem of the goblet.
To finish, evenly spread the rest of the foil at the end of the stem to form a nice circular base for the goblet.
To make thinner glasses and bottles, like the ones shown above, I use pencils, chopsticks, skewers and other thin cylindrical objects instead of my index finger.
Would you like some Champagne with your chocolate?
However, what I like best with chocolate is a cup of tea. So, I also made a tiny tea set!
For more miniature foil art inspirations, Roman Ondák’s “Passage” (2004) is an impressive arrangement of tiny foil objects made from chocolate foil wrappers.
Part of the fun of making miniature foil art with chocolate wrappers is the challenge of working with very thin, small and used foil. But, you can also use larger pieces of aluminum foil to create foil objects. And while you have the aluminum foil out, another fun art project is foil embossing, which is an easy way to create two-dimensional foil art.
If you would like to share images of your tiny foil objects from chocolate wrappers, please feel free to submit them to Muumade’s Gallery!
(Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on April 15, 2015, and has since been updated with new content.)