Art Smart

Let’s Make a Sculpture

Ideal for Preschool/Pre-K, School-Age

Drawing of a wooden art easel, with black music notes and yellow paint on it.

This activity promotes development and learning by encouraging children to use hands and fingers to interact with the environment, as well as demonstrate use of creativity and imagination in learning and play.

Participants: This activity is intended for adult/child interaction

Materials Needed:

  • Floral foam (substitute foam packaging material or cardboard if needed)
  • Pipe cleaners/floral wire
  • Beads (optional)
  • Straws (optional)
  • Bamboo skewers (optional)


  1. Choose the pipe cleaners (or alternate materials).
  2. Stick the materials into the foam any way you desire. You may need to use a bamboo skewer to create a guide hole.
  3. Add beads as desired.

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