Fab Foam Faces
This is another crafting activity we got from Hobbycraft. This was their sticky foam tub full of pieces to make faces: http://www.hobbycraft.co.uk/hobbycraft-sticky-foam-tub-make-a-face-120-pieces/589347-1001 It cost £10 and contained 120 pieces, including faces, eyes, noses, mouths, hair and glasses.
This was a massive hit with Freyja. I placed some eyes, nose, mouth and some hair over one face (without sticking it down) whilst explaining to Freyja how the bits could be arranged to make up different faces and she very excitedly started making up some faces. These were all done by her. Her daddy and I would have loved to have made one of these ourselves, but there was no way she was going to let us!
Some of Freyja’s faces (not sure if they were based on “actual” people)
What was great about this activity was that Freyja was happy (and actually wanted) to just get on with this with very little input from me. Each of the pieces had peel-off backing which she was able to get off herself in order to stick the facial features down. This meant that this was a pretty tidy activity to do.
We had loads of fun doing this, but my only criticism would be that although there were 120 pieces there were only 10 “faces”. We have loads of pieces left. Of course, we can use card as a base for more faces but it is a shame that there seems to be a discrepancy in the ratio of faces to features. Hobbycraft also do a pack of 30 fab foam head shapes (http://www.hobbycraft.co.uk/hobbycraft-pack-of-30-fab-foam-head-shapes/565431-1007) so I got some of these to make some more faces when Freyja fancied doing this activity again. These faces are a different shape and size, and the sticky facial features are fine on them, but are not as good as the ones in the set.
One of the other faces – the face is so much bigger that there was room for two noses!