A pliant material that is great for craft projects with children. This guide contains foam craft ideas for kids.
When my daughters were school age they were into making their own jewelry. One of the neatest projects they came up with was this bracelet made from the sheets of foam. They took a paper punch and punched out circles from the rainbow colors of the foam. They they strung them and added beads and a closure.
This technique could be adapted to the other cool punches out there, not to mention the variety of beads to choose from now! A great idea for kids and adults! Birthday gifts, birthday parties, Vacation Bible School, Camp Fire/Girl Scouts, organizations, etc!
Source: My creative daughters
By squirrley from West MI
Let the kids make a shamrock pin, created from craft foam, to wear on St. Patrick's Day. This would be a great classroom activity.
Approximate Time: About 1 hour
By Rachel's Mom from Wilkesboro, NC
Using easy to cut foam craft sheets, you can make and decorate cans, boxes, lamps, etc.
Approximate Time: 2 hours
Use cans as pencil holders, brush caddies, or other office/craft supplies. Small boxes can be covered to look like ceramic planters to hold plants and or flowers.
By Creativeman from Chatsworth, CA
Most kids love to make their own doorknob signs and decorations. But these fun foam signs also incorporate a sense of humor into the craft. Instead of just putting their name on the sign, encourage the children to think of a slogan that they want others to know about their room. By sorting through foam letters, they can help hand/eye coordination and spelling.
Approximate Time: 15 minutes
Slogans will need to be short and made of simple words, especially for young children. Try giving them ideas like:
By Aysha from Boise, ID
Summer isn't over yet. Keep the kids busy with this cute blue bird project to hang in a window!
There are lots of foam shapes that you can use. You pick one out and then poke two holes or cut two small holes in each side. Pick a matching yarn, and then beads to go on the yarn, and then you have a cute little necklace.
The schools sometimes use these for ID on a field trip, but I am more comfortable with using shirts for ID on field trips. These are cute and fun though, and you don't have to put tons of beads in the necklace. It would be a cute idea to just give the supplies to you children and let the kids do the craft themselves.
The photo is of the one that the kids did at school a long time ago. It is so cute, I kept it all these years!
By Robyn from Tri-Cities, TN