Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Spring Foam Fun



  It's spring time and that gives us a chance to take a closer look at little creatures and appreciate colors and flowers.   I thought it would be nice to make our own spring scene on the window.

  I thought about what spring meant to me.  Flowers, sun, birds, clouds, ladybugs and spiders.  I am working on a couple more pieces that I'll add to it and I'm sure I will get special requests.

  I cut out pieces out of foam and colored some of them to fit my image.  I had foam on hand from separate purchases at The Dollar Store and Walmart.


  I was busy cutting and making details on like things like spots for the ladybug and legs for the spider to list a few.  It didn't take that much more effort but sometimes it makes me feel better when things I make can be identified without questions.


For these to stick on the window they need a little water. To minimize mess I added a small amount of water into a medicine cup and added a paper napkin. Just dip your finger in.


The medicine cup is just the right size for little fingers.  Dip your finger in the cup then wipe the water onto the foam.


Stick the foam piece on the window. It's all about the placement. So of course the clouds are getting placed in the sky.

This is a super inexpensive way to keep your kids constructively busy.  I will be using this as a learning tool for my son.

What color is this flower?
How many legs are on the spider?
What are the leaves attached to?
What shape is the sunrays?


We have previously played with foam pieces in the bathtub as well check that out here.

Next up I will be making a foam garden with vegetables! It will probably do better then a real garden tended by me. 

19 comments:

  1. Ive done activities like these beforw with toddlers as a RECE. Always fun and engaging. Allows them to be creative! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I'm going to do a version of this with my 17 month.

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  3. This is so cute! I'm with you on the garden - I always say I want one but can't keep a house plant alive!

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  4. My daughter would totally love this. Just foam pieces from the dollar store? Wow!

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  5. This is a very fun activity for kids. Love it.

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  6. What a fun idea! My daughter would love to do this!

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  7. This is a great idea for kids. My daughter loves to be in front of the window, now she can have a fun and productive reason to be there!

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  8. I love Spring things! This is a great way to teach children about how great Spring is with renewal and everything! Fantastic idea!

    Beth || www.TheStyleBouquet.com

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  9. Such a cool idea. Especially the tip about using a medicine cup. I never thought of that before. Great post!

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  10. this is cool because it can easy be clean-up after Spring. :) A good idea to make kids busy :)

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  11. Such a cute idea for busy little ones!

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  12. How cute is THAT?! Now I have a great activity to do with my nieces and nephews.

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  13. This looks quite fun..gonna try this when my lil one turns 2. Now the only thing he does with a paper is "EAT" LOL

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  14. My daughter loves using the foam all over the place. I think a lot of her early crafts that she did used these "foamies" as we called them.

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  15. This is a super fun idea! I haven't decorated for easter yet. I'm sure Elias would love to try this!

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  16. These are so cute idea! I'll share it with my nephew and he will love it!

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  17. You are a very creative and hands on mommy .Will do these with my daughter

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  18. What a cute idea. I loved being crafty as a kid and this definitely looks like a fun activity to keep the kiddos busy.

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