This geometric pineapple is so cute. And can you believe it’s made out of a sheet of foam?!
Some days I just feel like I need to play with color. I can have a rough start to the day, and after some perfect bright color combos, my day can get completely turned around. The other day, after a difficult morning with my 5 year old, I sat down and made this geometric pineapple with my 6 year old. It was so fun to paint & create together and the mood in the house definitely changed after. That’s my favorite thing about crafting!
We decided to make this pineapple as part of the NEW – FloraCraft Make It: Fun Team. This months challenge was to create something using the sheets of foam. It was a little messy, so a big portion of the process was done outside so that we had little cleanup.
- 1 inch sheet of foam
- Styro Cutter
- Foam Tool Set
- Smooth Finish
- Marker or Pen
- Straight Line Chalk Reel
- Coordinating Paint
I started with a 1 inch thick foam sheet and with a marker I outlined the shape of the pineapple that I wanted. Then using the styro cutter, I cut out the shape I had drawn out.
Once it was all cut out, I added the smooth finish to the foam. I used the back side of the knife from the tool set to put it on. I started with a smooth layer all across the top and sides of the pineapple. Once the first layer was dried I decided that I wanted to add texture to the pineapple instead of leaving it smooth. So I did more of a “plopping” technique! haha. I am glad that I picked that, because I love the texture.
Once the second layer was dry, I measured out the pineapple for painting. On the left side, I measured up 1 1/2 inches and then made a mark every 1 1/2 inches there after. On the right side I measured up 1/2 inch and then from there up I measured and marked every 1 1/2 inches as well. This made the marks just off balanced a little. I then measured across the pineapple every 1 1/2 inches making marks across as well. Then using a straight line chalk reel, I matched up the marks and created straight lines all the way across. Pull the string taught on both sides and then snap in the middle to create the chalk line. This gave me perfect lines to guide my painting, and helped give my son something to color in.
He picked out color scheme for the body of the pineapple, which was the red family. If you’ve watched our FB live videos, you know how much he loves those colors. I added in an aqua (against his wishes) to give the top and bottom a little cohesiveness.
We painted each square across the bottom in the red family, and the leaves a green/yellow color scheme. I love how the slightly crooked lines give it a little extra character, and the our of lines gives it the 6 year old touch!
The pineapple looks great with the decor on my side table in the living room.
I also love that it’s lightweight and will be easily stored when we switch seasons.
What would you make with foam sheets?