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Old 09-18-2010, 10:43 PM   #1
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Has anyone ever tried making things with Great Stuff foam?

I saw on a website last year how people used it in moulds to make shapes.

It can be carved, sanded and painted.

When I have a partial can left over from a project, I'm going to line a muffin pan with plastic wrap and fill it with that foam. Not sure what I'll do with the 'muffins', but that's the only thing I can think of around here to experiment with. I could let the kids paint them. That would be a fun craft.

It might be neat to fill a balloon. But it would have to be filled a little at a time so it has time to expand and cure in the center.

Last year I had a partial can of it left and I filled a 1 gallon size Zip-loc bag with it. It was too much all at once and it never cured.

For Halloween, I thought it would be interesting to fill a plastic face mask and let the stuff ooze out of the eye and nose holes. Pull or cut the mask away and paint the face, bulging eyes and the stuff 'draining' out of the nose the right colors. It could be positively gross!

Oh, and I saw a picture of a scarecrow laying in front of a house with a small pile of Great Stuff laying next to it. The pile looked like real brains because of the way it comes out of the can. They might have painted it, I can't remember. I'm not even sure where I saw the picture.

But anyhoo, I'd love to hear some fun ideas anyone may have. They don't have to be about Halloween. It can be anything.

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This is an interesting concept. I have a partial can of Great Stuff left over from some project that we did. I think I might experiment with it to see how it works.

So, if I put it in a mold, I need to put it in a little at a time? I know the stuff expands all over the place. And it's easy to break away. I haven't tried sanding it, just cut it away from the places where it went too far.
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Partial cans will not flow again. So... take the partial can, set it on the ground in your woods, grab your 12G shotgun aaaannnnnd..... well, Barb has a link to the video we shot...

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That sounds cool. How long has this stuff been around? All I remember is playdo.
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Sounds like some cool ideas! Never thought of doing that with great stuff. Can't wait to see some experiments!!
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Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwuxRJgWzPY

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Oh man. With a 12g????? Hehehehe....
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Geez, what a mess!

Although, some of those pieces look pretty cool. Would have made a nice sculpture, with the grass in there for color and texture.
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I like what Mrs. DM says at the end of the video, "This is what we do in the country for fun!

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And I thought the comment, "we need a washcloth..." was hilarious!
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