Round plaque – growing up is optional!

round smoothfoam plaque lisa fulmer

Make this quick and easy plaque with a Smoothfoam disc and your favorite washi tape. It’s cute and fun and so true – growing up is definitely optional, especially for us crafters!


  • 6″ Smoothfoam disc
  • Patterned washi tape
  • Narrow patterned duct tape
  • Sentiment sticker
  • Embellishments

washi tape on smoothfoam disc

Cover the disc with washi tape, lining up the pattern so the seams match, if possible.

wrap tape around smoothfoam disc

Wrap the ends of the tape around the edge of the disc at a slight angle to keep the folds crisp around the face of the disc.

duct tape on smoothfoam disc

After the disc is covered with washi tape, wrap some contrasting narrow duct tape around the edge like a frame. Duct tape is opaque, so it will cover the transparent washi tape.

pin buttons in smoothfoam

Embellish your plaque however you like – I attached a clear sentiment sticker, then glued on some colorful chipboard die-cuts. I attached the little buttons with small straight pins. I positioned the buttons at the bottom to help add weight, so the plaque will stand up on my desk without rolling around. You can also pin or glue a ribbon loop to the back for hanging.

round plaque side view lisa fulmer

Summer kids’ crafts – robots and aliens!

kids crafts robots and aliens

Take these alien and robot crafts for kids to your leader! Here’s more fun for the kids this summer with Smoothfoam blocks, balls and sheets. There are no rules when it comes to making a robot or a space alien – kids can really let their imagination run free! Click the links below for full tutorials and have some out-of-this-world fun!

Mini robot
Girlie robot
Robbie the Robot
Alien spaceship
Aliens on the wall

Summer kids’ crafts – make a menagerie!

smoothfoam animals

Smoothfoam’s got you covered when it comes to keeping the kids busy this summer with our summer arts and crafts for kids. Pull out the paints, glitter, yarn and pipe cleaners and make a menagerie of cute “pets” that are way easier to take care of than the real ones. Click the links below to get the how-to instructions for each critter.

Click here to see lots more kids’ animal craft ideas – have fun!

Fun handmade gifts girls can make for their friends

smoothfoam gifts kids make for friends

Instead of spending hours at the mall trying to find the right gift for your girl to bring to her friend’s birthday party – head to the craft store and get creative! Here are six super fun handmade gifts that girls can make for their friends. Any of these craft projects would also be a terrific group activity for all the kids at the party to make together.

Click the title to learn how to make it (clockwise from top left):

Hair clip organizer
Name wallhanging
Cell phone pouch
Top banana trophy
Pencil topper
Door sign