Archive for the ‘foam crafts’ Category

Love bug clothespin clip

Friday, February 8th, 2008

clothespin bug or butterfly
Perfect for Valentine’s Day or anytime, this love bug or butterfly heart clip can be used as a chip clip, paper holder and so on. Or you can add a magnet to the back and put it on your fridge!
What You Need: Clothespin; 2 small googly eyes; 4 foam hearts in 2 sizes; half of a pink pipe cleaner; glue (special foam-friendly glue works best on the foam).
How to Make It: Wrap pink pipe cleaner around flat end of clothespin and glue to secure. Glue googly eyes to flat end and let dry. Glue small foam hearts inside large ones and glue both sets point-to-point inside the clothespin (you may need to overlap them a bit).

Flower pot decorated with foam pieces

Wednesday, December 26th, 2007

Here’s an easy craft that uses ready-made foam pieces and a small terra cotta pot. This is a great way to fill a short stretch of crafting time without needing to get out the glue and other messy supplies. (Although at, we’re big fans of getting messy!)
Flower pot and foam craft
What You Need: Terra cotta flower pot; adhesive-backed foam animals, bugs, flowers, etc.
How to Make It: Give each child a flower pot and offer a nice variety of foam pieces to choose from in decorating his or her special flower pot. These make a great gift.

Popsicle stick and foam fishbowl craft

Thursday, July 19th, 2007

What You Need: 5 Popsicle sticks, blue craft foam, tan cardstock or construction paper, scissors, foam fish and other sea creatures, googly eyes and glue.
Popsicle stick and foam fishbowl

How You Make It: Cut wave-like notches along top edge of blue craft foam. Arrange 5 Popsicle (craft) sticks as shown so that they overlap one another in a fishbowl shape and glue the sticks together at their ends. (Make sure the Popsicle stick “frame” is smaller than the foam piece.) Trim blue foam piece so it’s slightly smaller than the craft stick frame. Cut tan cardstock about 1 inch high in a curvy shape for “sand” and glue to bottom of blue foam. Then glue the frame over the foam. Fill with foam fish, starfish, sea horses, whales and so on. Add googly eyes and you’re done!

Popsicle stick and foam fishbowl craft

Recommended storybook: One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss.