Craft Foam Coasters

Recycle craft foam scraps by cutting them into strips and making them into colorful and stylish drink coasters.
Craft Foam Coasters craft

Materials

  • Craft foam
  • Scissors
  • White glue
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Glue gun (optional)

Safety Tips

  • Keep the glue gun out of young children's reach.
  • Watch out for this sign Ask for an adult's help.. It means adult help is needed for the particular step.

Steps

Step 1 Craft Foam Coasters 1. Draw a 1 cm wide strip spanning the length of a craft foam sheet. We want the strip to be really long so the bigger your craft foam sheet, the better.
Step 2 Craft Foam Coasters 2. Cut out the strip.
Step 3 Craft Foam Coasters 3. Make another strip from a second color of craft foam.
Step 4 Craft Foam Coasters 4. Apply glue dots along the length of each strip. You can spread the glue with your finger if you happen to put on too much on certain areas.
Step 5 Craft Foam Coasters 5. Align the two strips together, with the outer strip positioned about a half inch higher than the inner strip.
Step 6 Craft Foam Coasters 6. Fold in the end of the outer strip.
Step 7 Craft Foam Coasters 7. Start rolling the craft foam tightly into a spiral. Keep the spiral fairly flat by steadying it with your thumb as you roll.
Step 8 Craft Foam Coasters 8. You can also stop for a moment to flatten it against the table.
Step 9 Craft Foam Coasters 9. Once you've finished rolling the entire length, hold the coaster for a minute or so to allow the glue to set. You may also put the coaster in between two heavy objects.
Step 10 Craft Foam Coasters 10. If you think your coaster isn't big enough, cut an additional length for both colors of craft foam and apply glue on each one.
Step 11 Craft Foam Coasters 11. Position each new craft foam strip at the corresponding end of the spiral and continue rolling until you reach the end of the craft foam strips.
Step 12 Craft Foam Coasters 12. Hold the ends in place for a while to allow the glue to set or put the coaster in between two heavy objects like in Step 9. For a quicker drying time, use glue gun to fix the ends of the spiral in place.
Step 13 Craft Foam Coasters 13. Once the glue dries, you can use your craft foam coaster.

More Ideas

More Ideas for the Craft Foam Coasters craft Ask for an adult's help. Create a square coaster using nine small craft foam spirals. The spirals should be roughly the same size and glued together using a hot glue gun into three rows of 3's.
More Ideas for the Craft Foam Coasters craft Come up with a triangular coaster using six small craft foam spirals of the same size. Glue three together at the bottom row, two in the middle row, and one on top.
More Ideas for the Craft Foam Coasters craft Make a lovely flower-shaped coaster with seven same-sized small craft foam spirals. Place one spiral at the center and glue the other six spirals around it to create the petals.
More Ideas for the Craft Foam Coasters craft A flower-shaped coaster with a large center spiral will need more small spiral petals around it.

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