In March we had this great challenge with Smoothfoam Half Balls and it inspired me to think of a few more things I could create with these bowl shaped half balls. My son recently had a Disney themed birthday party and I knew that mouse-head shaped decorations were going to be a cornerstone of giving the part the perfect Disney feeling. As a crafter, I like to round out the assortment of store-bought party decor with some handmade, over the top decor. I knew the Smoothfoam Half Balls were going to be well suited to the task of creating a giant Mickey head to welcome guests to our front door!
This project takes about 30 minutes to complete. Here is a how-to video of how I pieced together the Smoothfoam Half Balls to create a mouse head shape.
After creating this base, I applied Elmer’s Spray Adhesive to the head shape in sections. I recommend using spray adhesive in a well-ventilated area and placing the item inside of a box or on a tarp to project other surfaces from the adhesive.
The spray adhesive dries quickly, so working in sections, I sprayed the adhesive and then sprinkled black glitter directly onto the adhesive. I continued until the enstire ball was covered with glitter.
Using a craft knife, I cut a small notch on the inside of the 12″ Smoothfoam Half Ball, between the “ears”. I then slid the end of a wreath hanger into the notch to securely hold the head in place on my front door.
- Smoothfoam 8″ Half Ball
- Smoothfoam 12″ Half Ball
- Elmer’s Spray Adhesive
- Black Glitter
- Black Acrylic Paint
- Foam Paint Brush
- Hot GLue Gun
- Westcott Craft Knife
View my post about the birthday party here: http://hydrangeahippo.com/2014/02/sharing-disneyside/