Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Styrofoam Monster Sculptures

I saw this idea for Line Sculptures at Art is Basic and we kind of combined it with our Styrofoam and Toothpick Sculptures to make Styrofoam Monster Sculptures!  I was just going to show Cassie how to create different kinds of lines with pipe cleaners: curvy, zig-zag, spiral, and she ended up wanting to create these monsters!

To create this project we used styrofoam scraps, pipe cleaners, sharpie markers, and pencils.

C's favorite technique was wrapping the pipe cleaner around the pencil to create a spring/spiral line. She wanted to make this over and over! Good fine motor skills! She added a face on the styrofoam and the pipe cleaners were like the monster's hair!

This was C's finished creation. 

Here is mine.

We had a lot of fun and C keeps asking to create more of these monsters!


  1. Hey! Cool idea! Thanks for linking to my blog :)

  2. I love styrofoam sculptures! They are so much fun to make.

  3. So cute! Great use for those "useless" styrofoam pieces!

  4. so cool! you must share these on the Sunday Showcase. I wish I had styrofoam about.


  5. SO cute! Those are such fun!! I would love for you to link up at Living Life Intentionally’s Linky party - http://livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com/search/label/Linkey%20Parties ~Beth

  6. Super cute & easy enough my little ones could do this. Thanks for sharing! Oh, I'm visiting from Living Life Intentionally Linky Party.

  7. What a fun activity to do with recycled materials!
    Thank you for sharing your ideas with us on The Sunday Showcase

  8. Great Idea! I always recycle them but can't really do much with them besides gluing things on them. I am defenitly going to try that. Thanks

  9. Thank you for joining in the Kids Art Explorers. I love your sculptures - great shapes.