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49 Delightful Styrofoam Craft Ideas
I love it when I find a craft on Pinterest, or just when doing a Google search, that includes instructions on how to make the item. In this article you’ll only find Styrofoam craft ideas that include tutorials.
A few of the sites, like Crafts ‘n Coffee, CRAFTS BY Amanda and favecrafts, have a number of great DIY Styrofoam craft projects on their sites. I’m only allowed to include two links to any particular site in this HubPages article, so I want you to know that you can find more projects on those sites.
One of the things I learned while searching Styrofoam crafts for this article is that the Styrofoam sheets can be made to look like old boards, perfect for making wall art and Halloween tombstones.
You can find the tutorial for making the charming faux wood snowmen shown above, go to SMOOTH FOAM.
1. Fall Pumpkins
A beautiful Fall centerpiece that can be displayed from late September until after Thanksgiving. A really outstanding project. So easy to make when following the tutorial given at dot com WOMEN.
2. Americana Buttons and Stars Garland
Display the red, white and blue garland on all the patriotic holidays. A beautiful combination of stars and buttons. The instructions for making this garland are found at BUTTONS GALORE & More.
3. Flower Ball Pomander
When decorating for a bridal or baby shower, or a wedding reception, consider making flower balls to hang or make into topiaries for table centerpieces. Go to the PIZZAZZERIE site to find the directions for making the flower ball pomanders.
4. Santa's Helpers
These cute little Santa's helpers will be the center of attention because they are so attractive, and to think you can say you made them yourself. The tutorial for making these little elves is found at factory direct crafts.
This little caterpillar gets it's bright coloring from the long sock you choose to make him with. The choices of prints and designs are numerous, so each little caterpillar that you make will be unique. You'll find all the information you'll need to make this project at the Parents site.
6. Yarn Wrapped Carrots
I love the looks of these yarn wrapped carrots. What a cute Easter decorating idea. Find the tutorial for making the carrots, go to Positively Splendid.
7. Faux Wood Love Sign
If you love the look of wood pallet wall art, but either can't get a hold of an old pallet or prefer not to use the pallet because of the weight, using Stryofoam to make a faux wood is a great option. Check the directions at saved by LOVE CREATIONS to see how easy this project is.
8. Dragon Egg
If you love Game of Thrones, you'll love making your own dragon eggs to display. You can easily, and inexpensively do that by going to Our Peaceful Planet for the instructions. I know nothing about the Game of Thrones, but I do think these dragon eggs are fantastic.
9. Which Glue To Use
Learn which glue is best for gluing Styrofoam to another piece of Stryrofoam, or for gluing to other surfaces, by going to the wikiHow site for the information. Save time and frustration by knowing which glue to use, before starting the project.
10. Snowball Fight in a Bucket
I don't know how good an idea it is to have snowballs, ready for firing, inside the house. Of course the kids will love these snowballs and will have a great time with them. And kids come in all ages! Make a bucket of snowballs by going to The Moon and Me for the instructions.
11. Happy Hairdo Harry
I think this would be a cute birthday party activity for the kids. I'd have the Styrofoam shapes glued together before hand, and just have the kids do the decorating. Have yarn, buttons, lollypops, etc. ready to use for the clown. You'll find the instructions to make this super cute clown at What Happens at Grandma’s.
12. Flowers and Butterfly
For a bright and colorful addition when decorating a child's or baby's room or for Spring table decor, consider this flower and butterfly project. PLAID has all the instructions for making this craft.
13. Snowman Trio
To make these cute snowman ornaments, notice that you'll use Aleene's True Snow or Glitter Snow to give them a textured look. You'll find the instructions and list of supplies needed when you go to the CraftElf site.
14. Pretty Penguin
Two super cute penguins are a part of this craft project. Did you notice the little one being held by the big one? This close up view lets you see how cute they are. When you visit the STYROFOAM Crafts site, you'll find the tutorial for making these penguins.
15. Autumn Leaves Prints
16. Designer Snowballs
You can use styrofoam balls or the old satin covered styrofoam balls to make these beautiful chenille covered designer snow balls. The easy to understand instructions are found at MITZI’S MISCELLANY
17. Fabulous Felt Owls
The hardest part of making these fabulous felt owls is deciding which colors of felt you want to use. You can make owls for any season or any occasion you choose just by the colors you use. Go to factory direct crafts to find the simple and easy instructions.
18. Mice, Mice, Mice
I'm sure this is the only kind of mouse family that you will welcome into your home. These are such little cuties and a snap to make. Kids will love making these. Find the directions for making mice for your home at Parents.
19. Olaf of Frozen
Crafts ‘n Coffee has done a beautiful job of making Olaf look like the one from the movie. They share a tutorial for making their version of Olaf.
20. Faux Pallet Wall Art
It's amazing how pieces of Styrofoam sheet can be made to look so much like real wood pallet boards. You'll find a great pictured, step by step tutorial for making this wall art at Debbie Doos.
21. Yarn Rainbow Art
This isn't a difficult art project once you've read the instructions and understand how the loops are made in the rainbow. Find the instructions for this yarn rainbow wall art at Crafts ‘n Coffee.
22. Turkey Place Cards
You'll positively love making these turkeys when you go to Positively Splendid for the instructions.
23. Faux Steel Letters
Guys will appreciate these faux steel letters, as will the gals that don't like lots of frills and color. These letters would be a nice decorator touch for a college dorm room or a guy's birthday party. When you go to the ONE MONTH TO Win IT site, you find the directions for making the faux steel letters.
24. Give Thanks
This is an inexpensive way to make quilted wall art. The vintage prints and the templates are included and downloadable. You'll find the tutorial and the templates at Vintage Image Craft.com.
25. Ruffled Tree Wall Art
When you visit the Clean & Scentsible site for the tutorial to make this tree wall art, you'll see how white felt circles are used for the trees. That and the burlap used in this wall art give it a shabby chic appearance.
26. Making Styrofoam Puppets
Your yard will be the talk of the neighborhood when you make these tombstones and turn your lawn into a cemetery this Halloween. A very nice Styrofoam craft project with a tutorial at ALL FREE CRAFTS.
28. Disco Ball
Whether you want to make a disco ball for a New Year's party or to decorate for a wedding or bridal shower, one thing you want to be sure of, you want to make a very large disco ball. The lights in the room will reflect off the pieces of CDs beautifully. Find the tutorial for making this disco ball at House on the Way.
29. Paper and Ribbon Eggs
A combination of beautiful scrapbook papers and narrow ribbons and then decoupaged on Styrofoam egg shapes, and look at the outcome. Fantastic! Go to MOD PODGE ROCKS and you'll find the instructions for making these gorgeous eggs.
30. Christmas Tree Ornaments
I could definitely go for a Christmas tree filled with these little tree shaped ornaments. Yarns and sequins make up part of the instructions at Craft Passion. Some other additions might include rhinestones, buttons, seashells, etc.
31. Rustic Chic Snowballs
Imagine a huge glass bowl filled with these snowballs. An elegant look for your Christmas decor. These snowballs look so real that they look like they could melt. Susie Harris is the place to go to find the tutorial for this craft project.
32. Bunny Long Legs
Wouldn't this Bunny Long Legs and some of the carrots shown in an earlier project look cute in an Easter centerpiece? When you go to the Crafty Journal site, you'll find the directions for making Bunny Long Legs.
33. CD Saturn
You need an old CD to make this Saturn planet. It would be fun to make a solar system, and include this Saturn planet, for a classroom project. Find the instructions for making this CD Saturn at Our Peaceful Planet.
34. Fat Cat Ornie
Such a cute fate cat using a paper mache method. Find the tutorial at paperclay.com.
35. Finger Friends
Consider this finger friends craft as an activity for a group of kids at a birthday party or in a camp setting. Kids will have a blast making and playing with these puppets. All the information you need for making this craft can be found at Ben Franklin.
36. Vintage Snowman Ornament
That super cute nose, on this vintage snowman ornament, is made by wrapping wire around a pencil. Other ideas for noses would be cinnamon sticks, a stumpy piece of twig or a golf tee. This is another terrific craft with instructions at CRAFTS BY Amanda.
37. Koala Bears
A koala bear craft especially for kids to make. Very easy with a chance to paint and glue. Also uses google eyes, which kids love to use. Very short and easy instructions for making koala bears is found at favecrafts.
38. Large Monogram
Make an outstanding and elegant wreath using a large monogram. Learn how to make a large monogram like the one shown in the wreath above by going to the in my own style site.
39. Fabric Decoupaged Apples
When you go to the creative JEWISH MOM site to find the tutorial for making these fabric covered apples, you'll also see a link that will take you to the instructions for the crocheted bowl.
40. Snowman Garland
I love the idea that it is appropriate for the whole winter season. This craft and instructions are found on the CRAFTS BY Amanda blog.
41. Yarn Wrapped Duck
This is one of those easy crafts that make you think, "why didn't I think of that?" You can see how cute this little duck is and it's just made with wrapped yarn. The instructions to make the yarn wrapped duck are found at favecrafts.
42. Minnie Mouse Centerpiece
Simply Being Gabby thought up a way to decorate with a Minnie Mouse theme without making it a difficult job. You'll find the tutorial for making the Minnie Mouse centerpieces shown above, on the site.
43. Styrofoam Tips and Techniques
To make crafting with Styrofoam fun and easy, go to STYROFOAM Crafts for a bunch of tips and techniques that will definitely make the process easier. This is well worth a quick read.
44. Clown Puppets
You'll find patterns for making clown and king puppets when you go to Aunt Annie’s Crafts for the directions for this project.
45. Beaded Snowflake
A very elegant ornament that can be used for more than just Christmas decor. Go to CRAFTS-FOR-ALL –SEASONS for the tutorial. Consider painting the Styrofoam ball center with color or add glitter.
46. Make a Paper Flower Ball or Topiary
48. Kissing Ball
You'll find the tutorial for how to use medicine cups and Styrofoam balls to make kissing balls at from these hands. A nice decoration for weddings, bridal and baby showers, Christmas and New Year parties.
49. Vintage Snowmen
When you visit the Design Dazzle site for the tutorial to make these vintage snowmen, you'll be surprised at the covering technique. Easy and very effective!
© 2015 Loraine Brummer