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Foam Craft Ideas for Kids

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A pliant material that is great for craft projects with children. This guide contains foam craft ideas for kids.
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April 8, 2010

Using easy to cut foam craft sheets, you can make and decorate cans, boxes, lamps, etc.

Approximate Time: 2 hours

Supplies:

Instructions:

  1. Cut foam sheets into 1/2 inch squares. Use the ruler and carefully cut a piece of foam into half inch strips, then turn strips and cut into 1/2 inch squares.
  2. Glue squares and any lettering or artwork unto a recycled tin can.
  3. After drying overnight, grout the gaps with the plain, white, un-sanded grout.
  4. Clean up any grout left on the "tiles" so that you have only the foam squares and grout lines showing.
  5. Use a water based varnish or coating, seal the grout and tiles with 2 or more coats.

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

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June 3, 2008

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.
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Approximate Time: 15 minutes

Supplies:

Instructions:

  1. Give each child a foam doorknob sign. Have them think up and write down the slogan they want to use.
  2. Have the children sort a large supply of foam letters to find the exact letter and color needed.
  3. Have children pick out any additional pictures they want to glue or draw on the sign.
  4. 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:

By Aysha from Boise, ID

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August 18, 2010

Summer isn't over yet. Keep the kids busy with this cute blue bird project to hang in a window!

Foam hanging blue bird.

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January 1, 2012

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.
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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

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