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Fun Foam Tree

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We put the “Fun” in Funky in this Foam Tree!

Supplies (to make one tree)

FloraCraft Foam:
One each size – White Balls: One each, 2″, 3″, 4″, 6, and 8″
One – Green Block, 1 15/16″ x 3 7/8″ x 11 7/8″

Make It: Fun® Foam Cutter
Spray paint: Holiday Green and Olive Bright (Design Master® Color Tool®)
Glue spots, thin-medium (Elmer’s® CraftBond™)
1/2″ diameter gumballs, asst. colors, (approximately 100)
Clear, iridescent plastic party shreds (optional)
Glue gun and glue sticks
Old newspapers
Five old pencils

Instructions:

  1. Use Foam Cutter to cut approximately 4″ diameter slice off 8″ STYROFOAM™ ball. Cut 3″ diameter slice off opposite side. Cut 3″ slice off opposite sides of 6″ ball. Similarly continue trimming slices off STYROFOAM™ balls to stack together from largest to smallest.
  2. In a well-ventilated, newspaper-covered area, place STYROFOAM™ block onto newspapers. To hold balls while spraying, insert pencil into one sliced area on each foam ball. Then, one at a time, spray 2″, 4″ and 8″ balls with two coats Holiday Green. Insert other end of pencil with ball into STYROFOAM™ block to hold while drying. Similarly spray 3″ and 6″ balls with two coats Olive Bright. Let dry.
  3. Align and use glue gun to glue STYROFOAM™ balls together from largest to smallest. (Hint: While you’re looking at the front of the stacking balls, ask a helper to stand at the side to guide you in getting them stacked straight.)
  4. To attach gumballs, stick a glue spot onto gumball and slightly press into one of the balls on the STYROFOAM™ tree. Similarly attach second gumball approximately 2″ from first. Then visualize making a triangle and press third gumball equal distance from the first two. Continue adding gumballs, visualizing triangles to evenly space as much as possible, all over tree. Display tree set into clear plastic party shreds, if desired.

 

SOURCES (for project as shown in photograph)

FloraCraft®
(800) 253-0409
One Longfellow Place
Ludington, MI 49431
www.floracraft.com

Design Master®
(303) 443-5214
P.O. Box 601
Boulder, CO 80306
www.dmcolor.com

Elmer’s® Products, Inc.
(888) 435-6377
460 Polaris Pkwy. Ste. 500
Westerville, OH 43082
www.elmers.com

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