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Hi there everyone!
What’s a girl to do with a Foam head?
I am sure you have seen these foam heads around, perhaps at Jo-Ann stores and Michaels?
Do you ever wonder what to do with them?
First, I will share with you my two face creation.
The idea popped in my head one night. We have two sons as you know if you are a regular reader here. Alex 17, and Jack 13. You could not meet two boys who are so very different in every single way.
I am sure if you are a Parent yourself with children you totally get that. It sure keeps us busy, and always an adventure around here. I am thankful for their differences, because two of Jack’s would have killed me:) Love that kid to pieces, but his energy level is through the roof sometimes.
Back to two faced…..
Foam head of choice
scrap paper or gift wrap will do
small paint brush
gold thumb tacks
I named him two face for a reason. You see, I wanted to create a representation of both our boys and have it sit on their desk in their little hang out room.
Alex has been in the Marching band since his Freshman year and this year is Drum major. He absolutely Loves it.
Jack has always been our athletic child. He never stops with his energy level and playing sports has been the best thing for him.
He has played soccer, football, and for the past few years he is into basketball. He is totally built like one too, so that sport has been fitting for him.
First I mod podged sections of the foam head. I bought music scrap paper and found some basketball gift bags. I will actually use them for little treat gifts this Halloween for his friends.
I cut the paper in section and mod podged the back of each strip to be adhered to my two face creation.
I cut little strips as I worked around the nose and mouth. As I went along I was smoothing out the paper with my fingers. This does not have to be a perfect mod podged foam head. But overall, it turned out pretty smooth.
I typed out descriptive words and phrases that pertained to each boy.
On the side that represents each one, is where the words were pinned in.
You can also see I took some gold tacks I found at the dollar tree and just trimmed along the top of the foam head.
I cheated a bit and did not mod podge any paper on the back. Call it lazy, call it cheating, but honestly, I ran out of the music paper:)
When my two face was complete, I brought it over to Jack our younger one to ask his opinion, and to also ask exactly what he thought this was.
He looked, and said, “that is Alex and I” and it’s pretty cool!
He then wanted me to add blue eyes…I sort of ignored that opinion. Although, not a bad thought, I just didn’t want to risk messing up what I had done already.
And there you have what you can do with a Foam head. It’s pretty cool, quirky and it was fun to make!
Here are some other examples I found for you just in case you want to pick up a foam head and have a little fun. I think if I had daughters, they would have been sitting right along with me crafting and creating.
Here are some other fun inspirations I found for crafting with Foam heads.
Thanks for stopping by today. If you are not a regular here, I sure would love to see you back again.
You can also take a gander at my All things Foam archives.
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