Foam Crafts

Foam Core Sculpture

Create a snowman that will never melt using foam core sculptures.
Create a snowman that will never melt using foam core sculptures.

Turn ordinary flat cardboard into three-dimensional foam core sculptures. Use your child's artwork as holiday table decorations or birthday party decorations.

What You'll Need:

  • Markers
  • 2 foam core boards
  • Craft knife
  • Ruler
  • Trims such as pipe cleaners and pom-poms (optional)
  • Craft glue (optional)

Step 1: Draw the outline of a symmetrical object, such as a snowman, on a foam core board. Help your child cut out the shape using a craft knife.

Step 2: Place it on the other foam core board and trace around the shape. Cut out the second form for your child.

Step 3: Mark the center of 1 piece, and cut a slit halfway from the top to the center of the foam for your child. Mark the center of the other piece, and have an cut a slit halfway from the bottom to the center.

Step 4: Then connect the 2 pieces by pushing them together through the slits, creating one three-dimensional piece.

Step 5: Allow your child to take apart the sculpture and draw a face on each side. Remember, when you put the 2 pieces back together, half of 1 face should match the half face on the other piece.

Step 6: If you want, decorate the sculpture using all sorts of trims. Glue on pipe cleaners for arms or pom-poms for a nose or buttons.

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