Wait don't throw that out!

May 09,2010
Craftivity Corner
Allison McDonald( )

Allison McDonald is a former preschool teacher who now spends her days learning with her 3-year-old son and baby daughter. She lives in the Seattle area with her husband and two children.

I look at everything as possible craft materials, from food to stationary to packing materials that come in the mail. This piece of foam came with god only knows but I saved it in hopes of making something with it. Today we used it for shape painting! 1. Gather your materials. You will need some foam ( or kitchen sponges), paint, a plate and scissors. Oh and paper of course! 2. Cut your foam into shapes.3. Dip into paint. 4. Stamp away! The foam was light and easy for small hands to manipulate and didn't pick up too much paint, so it made interesting prints too.