How to Make a Foam Cupcake Craft:
Foam Cupcake Materials:
1 can of insulation foam (the kind you fill cracks/gaps with)
colored tissue paper
glue sticks (1 per child)
We bought a can of insulation foam from the hardware section at Walmart for about $2.50. One can makes approximately 30 cupcakes. To begin simply spray the foam into the cupcake papers. It will look lumpy – don’t worry – it will smooth out as it dries.
Make sure not to fill the cupcake paper too full (as we did!) because the foam will expand! We filled ours too full and it ended up inverting some of our cupcake papers!
As you can see one can will make a LOT of cupcakes so this is an awesome and inexpensive craft for VBS, a preschool class or a party! As the foam dries it will smooth out. Above you see the lumpy chunky looking cupcakes and below just about 5 minutes later it already appears to be smoothing out.
Your cupcakes will need to dry at least a few hours before using them, I highly suggest leaving them overnight. They are a little stinky!
While your cupcakes are drying take your colored tissue paper and cut into small squares or rectangles. These will be the “sprinkles” for your cupcake. Toss all of the desired colors into one large bowl. I love this because you can color coordinate a party or have multi-colored sprinkles!! You can also have multiple pots of single colored tissue paper if your child is working on recognizing colors!
Once you are ready to begin the craft and your cupcakes are dry hand each child a glue stick and have them smear it all over the top of their foam cupcake.
The child will then turn their cupcake upside down and place the glued top of the cupcake directly into the bowl of “sprinkles” (tissue paper) so that the tissue paper will stick to the top of their cupcake!
Ta-DA!! This is an incredibly simple craft to do once you have pre-made your foam cupcakes! PLUS it makes great decorations for sweet parties! Want to get really creative (and maybe a little messy?) – throw some glitter in the mix to let your cupcakes sparkle!