Decofoam

Get inspired with these great decofoam (also known as polystyrene) ideas!

Decofoam Egg Insects

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These friendly little critters would look great in a pot plant! Add a skewer to make them look like they’re really flying! Look to our designs for inspiration or come up with your own creative creatures.

Search terms: in the garden, bee, ladybug, ladybeetle, ladybird, spider, insect, minibeast.

  • Use a fine marker to add other details to your insects such as eyelashes.
  • Step 1Cut up some tissue paper/crepe paper into small pieces. Coat your decofoam egg in slightly watered down PVA glue and then cover it in tissue/crepe paper pieces. This is not essential but provides a good base for painting.
  • Step 2Paint your decofoam egg using bright colours. Allow to dry.
  • Step 3Add chenille stems to create features like antennae or spiders legs.
  • Step 4Attach wiggle eyes with glue. Allow to dry.
  • Step 5We attached a small oval piece of white tissue paper to either side of the bee’s body to create wings. Attach with glue.

Materials used in this activity

Product Code: 10815
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Chenille Stems - Bright - Pack of 100
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Product Code: 10825
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Tissue Paper - Assorted - Pack of 100
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Product Code: 10933
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Decofoam Eggs - Pack of 24
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Product Code: 12344
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CleverPatch Junior Artist Paint - 500ml - Set of 11 colours
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Product Code: 15800
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Product Code: 16476
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