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If you have a creative child around, there are many great craft supplies to keep them busy, and keep you worry-free. Keep the right supplies on hand, and crafting with your kid can be fun and help you build memories that can last well into their lives.
Craft foam is a versatile material that is very safe for young children to use, and your kids will love the soft, squishy feel. There are lots of different kinds of craft foam to choose from, and no matter how old your child is you can find a craft foam project. Lots of craft foam is available with adhesive already on the back, so there is no worry about using any messy glue when attaching it to something. It comes in sheets and shapes, so you can cut your own or just use them like stickers.
Here are some project ideas and inspiration to get your kids crafting with craft foam:
Goofy Foam Glasses – Dollar Store Mom
Decorate clear glasses or old sunglasses with craft foam and gems. Get the kinds with adhesive already on the back, and you don’t have to worry about messy glue getting all over the glasses!
Mother’s Day Frame – Think Crafts
Decorate a wooden frame with craft foam and paint. Let your kids decorate the frame however they choose, and display artwork or a photo of the child inside.
Foam Monster Treat Bags – Hands On: As We Grow
Let your kids decorate lunch bags with craft foam, paint, feathers, anything you have on hand. Add googly eyes to make them monsters. The kids can use them to carry lunches or snacks with them.
Make Your Own Foam Shape Stamps – Think Crafts
Foam stamps are a great alternative to rubber stamping for children. If your little one likes to throw things, these won’t hurt them or break anything they hit. They can be purchased, or you can make your own.
For more information on types of craft foam and more ideas, visit the CreateForLess Craft Foam Buying Guide.