Kids Craft Idea: Foam Cut Outs

Published by under Big Shot,Fabrics & Textiles | Jan 23 2011

Just wanted to share a quick and easy craft project that my girls have been enjoying during the summer holidays (especially Miss 4, our model for today's photos!). With two weeks left to go of the holidays some of us may be looking for activities to keep the kids occupied for a bit.

We picked up a couple of packs of foam from Kmart – I can't remember how much they cost but I know it was cheap ($1 maybe?).

They are the perfect size to fit through the Big Shot and come in a great range of bright colours.

The girls chose the Blossom Party die to make their cut outs (this Sizzix die is exclusive to Stampin' Up!), and made their sandwich stack to run through the Big Shot.

Not hard at all. In fact, this is fun!

They happily spent an afternoon cutting their own foam shapes and popping them out.

Then it was all 'action stations' as they used the shapes for various craft projects that are now decorating our (entire!) home.

(Slightly off-topic here- although I suppose you could liken it to a resist technique – but you might notice the love heart on Miss 4's hand…

True story, she had a Dora the Explorer temporary tattoo on her hand when we went to the beach and the skin around it tanned beautifully even though we Slip/Slop/Slap'd all the time. This is what's left now that the tattoo has gone! Oh dear – LOL.)

If you've got any other crafty activities to share with the kids, let me know in the comments section below.

Happy stamping,

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  1. Mel Berryon 24 Jan 2011 at 1:43 pm

    What a great idea Simone.  I'll definetly try this with the boys.

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