School is out for the summer, and that means loads of down time. Need a kids craft idea to keep little hands busy? Making a mini fish tank is inexpensive and fun (even if you're a grown up!). I actually pulled the idea for this project from my own childhood. When I was a kid, I made one of these mini fish tanks for my dollhouse. I remember being so pleased with myself, because it looked so real with the tinted water, and the fish could actually float! This kid-friendly craft project is easy to execute, and with drying time included can be completed in about an hour.
Do you ever just see one of those inspirational home decor photos that are super gorgeous and make you want to get yourself to the craft store for supplies? This is one of those projects. I love how this headboard turned out. And then to se that it was made with foam?!? You have to see it for yourself.
I've seen foam sheets used for all sorts of things, but making these foam bowls has to be one of the most creative. They're the perfect colorful addition to keep your desk organized and neat! There's even a boat-shaped one that is just calling my name!
This is one of those makeovers that make you look twice--or maybe a dozen times. Sarah transformed foam interlocking mats, like the ones pictured above into the floral mat pictured below.
Chair makeovers take place daily in my studio. I'm not sure if my students are as excited as I am when I see the transformations. Here, Nikkole is tearing down her sister's chair with the hope that it will turn out. See what you think.
Check out these easy-to-assemble, pre-fab homes by Japan Dome House Co., Ltd. They're made of polystyrene which means they won't rot, rust or attract termites. They're also said to resist earthquakes and typhoons, and because the walls are treated with a flame retardant, they won't give off toxic fumes if they should catch on fire. The dense, 7 inch thick walls have superior insulating properties, meaning they're extremely energy efficient. ...
Making these beautiful 3D stars is as easy as drawing a straight line and cutting it. (Don't worry, you can use a straight edge). They can be easily transformed into ornaments, placecards, or simply adorn your flat surfaces 'round the holidays.
- Scrap paper
- Foam board (Don't use polystyrene, it's bad for the environment)
- Utility or craft knife
- Paint, glitter, markers, etc for decorating.