Whether you need a fun craft to make in your classroom or you’re just looking for a kid-friendly activity to try at home, FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam Discs not only make crafting easy, they’re also inexpensive. Sophie and I had a ball coming up with Halloween craft ideas. We threw around a bunch of different ideas–spiders, a witch, a ghost–but decided a Jack-O-Lantern and black cat would go best with our Halloween porch.
Here’s what we used:
FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam Discs
FloraCraft® Smooth Finish®
FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam Cutter
Acrylic Craft Paint
Hot Glue Gun
Cut the FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam Discs into the desired shapes using the FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam Cutter. (I made the cat ears by cutting a small disc into quarters and turning them outward on a larger disc.)
Once you have cut your shapes, coat them with FloraCraft® Smooth Finish® to create a smooth surface for painting. FloraCraft® Smooth Finish® is a lot like icing–I used a spatula to spread it over the FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Foam Discs.
Once the FloraCraft® Smooth Finish® dried, I attached the stem to the pumpkin and the ears to the cat. Then, I painted them using craft paint and covered them with glitter while the paint was still wet.
Once the paint dried and the glitter set, I attached a bow and googly eyes to the cat and finished out the nose with a felt triangle and glitter glue for the mouth. For the pumpkin, I made a bow with ribbon and cut out the face from felt. The result:
Aren’t they adorable? I can’t wait to add these two to my Halloween porch decorations! For more Halloween craft ideas, check out the Holiday & Seasonal page.