Polystyrene

Polystyrene

Polystyrene, also known as Styrofoam, is a very versatile material to craft with. It is widely used to make many of our everyday goods like cups, plates, bowls and other food containers, as well as for packaging and insulation. All of these can be used in children's crafts too. In fact, Polystyrene is greatly used in Kids Crafts. Not only is Polystyrene inexpensive and readily available in many shapes and types, it is also very lightweight, so perfect for little hands to work with.

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Watch what happens when you introduce your child to Polystyrene shapes for a craft project. They can easily make something fun just by decorating with Embellishments.

By exploring more creative-thinking ideas kids can make different models and sculptures at can be altered and decorated with many mediums, including:

  • Paint
  • Decoupage or paper mache
  • Clay
  • Yarn
  • Glue & Glitter

For a great school project, use Polystyrene balls and craft sticks to make a wonderful solar system.

Other creative ideas include:

  • Create pretty Christmas ornaments by decorating with sparkly embellishments and attach a ribbon for hanging on the tree. Do the same with colourful Pom Poms and different Polystyrene shapes for other holidays like Easter and Valentineメs Day.
  • Make a caterpillar by connecting Polystyrene balls together with toothpicks.
  • Use graduating sizes of Polystyrene balls to create a snowman. Wrap balls with white yarn, use different size Buttons for ears and mouth and add fun googly eyes.
  • Insert Chenille Stems into different Polystyrene shapes to create arm and legs.

Handy Hippo offers a range of high-quality polystyrene in a variety of sizes and shapes, all waiting to be customised. You'll treasure these made-by-kids crafts not only because they're adorable but because of the quality time you spent making them together.