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Picture of Whoville Entrance Arch Out of Foam

We were hosting a "Christmas in Whoville" event for the kids at church, so the first step was to build the entrance from the cartoon How the Grinch Stole Christmas. The lesson is brief, but we really like how this came out. Let's get started!

Step 1: Gather Your Materials

Picture of Gather Your Materials

Many of these things are optional, but here is everything we used:

  • Foam Insulate Board 1-inch thick

We like to use the foam board because its uses are so versatile and it's weight really helps with hanging. We normally like the thinner boards, but the thicker 1-inch boards did the trick. We used 2 4x8ft boards.

  • Hot knife/ old wood burner

The best way to cut this foam with a nice, smooth edge is to use a hot knife. For certain areas, we also used an old wood burning tool that had the knife blade attachment for it. Just be sure to open the door and wear a mask. The fumes are bad!

  • Paint (pink and white)
  • Fake spray snow

Purely optional, but we had a can of the spray-on snow leftover, so we added it on top of our white paint for some additional texture.

  • Black cut-out letters

Thankfully, we had access to a Cricut cutting machine, so the letters were a piece of cake. Alternatively, these can be painted freehand or stenciled.

  • Duct Tape
  • Ribbon
  • Fishing Line

We wanted our entrance in the middle of the room, so we used fishing line to help suspend it from the ceiling.

  • Drill
jessyratfink7 months ago
I love this! Foam displays are so much fun to make :)