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!
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!
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
foam doorknob sign
Give each child a foam doorknob sign. Have them think up and write down the slogan they want to use.
Have the children sort a large supply of foam letters to find the exact letter and color needed.
Have children pick out any additional pictures they want to glue or draw on the sign.
Have children glue the letters into their slogan, then decorate the sign with foam pictures or hand drawings.
Slogans will need to be short and made of simple words, especially for young children. Try giving them ideas like:
No big sisters (or big/little brothers and sisters)