Easy Styrofoam Project

Buttercup has had a hard couple of nights running fever so momma is tired.  She is too sick to go out but not sick enough to stay in bed!  I have been trying to keep her busy without her using too much energy.  Ever had one of those days? 

Anyway, I was throwing out some boxes and saw the styrofoam pieces/packaging that was inside.   An idea came to mind!  A friend of mine tried this before and was a success with her kiddos.  It’s worth giving it a try. 

By the way, I am recalling the time when I bought that beverage server (picture shown on the box) and wanted to try the real fruit juice recipe that came with it. Yep, good intentions but it never happened.  Okay, I was talking about the styrofoam, right?
I used the three square pieces of styrofoam, grabbed a small kid hammer and golf tees from the garage:
…and she went to town pounding away!
15 minutes later…
10 minutes later…
Another 15 minutes later.
She stayed busy, busy, busy!!!  and forgot about her fever and coughing for awhile 🙂
Then she had spent some time making little designs out of the golf tees…
…and momma got a little carried away too!
Did anyone ever make yarn projects when you were younger?  It reminded me of something like this….
Maybe that would keep her busy for the next hour or so – if I can find some yarn!
Hope everyone had a great weekend!   Tomorrow is treasure hunting day in our neighborhood.
P.S.  Doesn’t that look delicious!?!        



  1. Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made

    Clever you! Such a great idea — looks like she really enjoyed herself!

  2. Rosemary@villabarnes

    What a great idea.

  3. Andrea@ourbluefrontdoor

    Great idea and it still amazes me how our children can play for hours with the most simple things. Great blog, love your picture on your header, so creative…I'm a new follower! Over from Debbie's Newbie Party, come over and visit mine soon http://ourbluefrontdoor.blogspot.


  4. Andrea @Oasis Accents

    How great that it kept her busy for so long! I just did a project that would be great for some of the leftover foam pieces. Here is the link if you'd like to check it out.


    I'm headed up into the attic today to see if I can find some more foam.

    I'm now following, too!!

  5. Grammy Goodwill

    Great idea. Hope she's feeling better soon.

  6. Kimberly

    That's a great idea, my little boy is always wanting to help me when Im using the hammer, he would love this! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Anonymous

    Clever idea! My colleagues in kindy at school would love this one. Would you mind if I told them about it? God bless x

  8. laxsupermom

    Love this idea! What a great way to get some use out of the styrofoam and keeping a little one busy for large chunks of time is priceless. Thanks for sharing.

    That beverage does look delicious, but I'm guessing I'd just mix up some lemonade and call it done. 😉

    I'm hosting my monthly Before Blogging Throwback Thursdays Party and would love for you to drop by and share something you made / did / bought sometime Before Blogging. Can't wait to see what you bring to the party.

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