is a medium used in many crafting projects because it is light weight,
and easy to work with.
Styrofoam® can be cut using a styro cutter or even an electric
knife with adult supervision, or by
- Using a plastic serrated
knife rubbed with a candle – use a sawing motion
- Using dental floss or string
and stretching across
- Cookie cutters
- To cut a ball in half,
use a rubber band to mark the diameter, cut along the rubber band.
- When cutting Styrofoam®
place it on a nonstick surface, cutting board or towel
Styrofoam® acts like fine sandpaper when rubbed together, smoothing
out along the cut edge.
Roll on a hard surface to round edges
To hold styro foam together
or to glue on embellishments use
- Low temp glue gun
- Stryo glue
- White glue – for
better tack glue both pieces, let dry for a moment and then press
- Toothpicks, chenille stems
and even pins can be used to hold in pieces together.
Acrylic paint – brush into crevices with pouncing motion.
Stencil brushes are good. You can hold round shapes stationary in
a bowl or with a stick and placed in a scrap piece.
To make it smooth, use papier mache, plaster or joint compound first.
Cover Styrofoam® with:
- Stucco and make patterns
- Modeling paste
- Drywall compound
- Air dry clay
- Decoupage medium
- Papier mache paints