Craft Ideas for Kids Using Styrofoam

I have a large amount of Styrofoam that I would like to recycle into something - perhaps a craft for children. The main problem is that the Styrofoam is in large pieces, most being about 1-2 inches in thickness, some even thicker.

Do you have any ideas? We are doing a craft table at our family reunion for the children and teens and would like to include it if I can find something. Thanks for your help.


By logcabinlady from Woodland Hills, UT

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May 16, 20090 found this helpful

You could cut the styrofoam into wreaths and make fabric or gumdrop wreaths.

fabric wreath

gumdrop wreath

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May 17, 20090 found this helpful

You can use electric cutting knife to cut the Styrofoam with ease and shape it any way you like.

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May 21, 20090 found this helpful

Cut it into useable "bricks" of different sizes and have the kids build lifesize structures with them, like lego or building blocks on a larger lighter scale. Maybe you could have a judging of what is built and give small prizes. They could even build as teams and get ribbons and small prizes

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May 21, 20090 found this helpful

I just judged at a county fair, and they had shaped the foam into shoes, tennis shoes high heels flip flops and many others. Then painted them. They looked like real shoes.

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