Sunday, August 22, 2010

Seal Theme Still Going Strong

Well, we had my Munchkins 4th birthday party today!! I stuck strong to the seal theme as best as I could. What do you think of my Rocking Seal? 
I just used a couple of pieces of thin styrofoam and traced the shape of a seal on each. Then, I tried to spray paint it. It turns out, I am totally clueless when it comes to painting styrofoam. Did you guys know that it reacts to spray paint like THIS:
I went through a whole can of spray paint as I stubbornly refused to accept the fact that is was NOT going to work. I love the crater in the above picture....I think I thought if I just held it long enough, it would eventually work. It just dissolved away. But, I'm persistent. :-) Finally I gave up and painted them with some regular acrylic.
I attached them to the regular rocking horse with some thin wooden dowels (I just poked the dowels right through the foam) and I wrapped some mesh around the dowels to make them look a little bit more pretty. The seal rocker was a success at the party. And, I think we'll probably use the seals to adorn the Munchkins room later!!
Here are the Parties I Linked Up To (Check them out, you'll be INSPIRED!!)
The Girl Creative

The DIY Show Off


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Punkin Seed Productions


  1. They turned out super cute! How creative! Coming over from BNOP! www.

  2. I wouldn't have known about the spray paint at all.

    He turned out great!!

  3. Thanks for stopping by and following my blog! I'm following you too now. I look forward to more DIY crafting ideas from your posts, and I'll be sure never to spray paint styrofoam =).

  4. Oh, sorry, I forgot, so you can put a blog with the name

    Have a great day!

  5. Thanks for the comment on my owl. Glad to know people are liking it!

  6. love the rocking seal. very cute and unique.

    Following from mom bloggers

  7. Oh that is darling! I love seals. :) Arp, arp, arp! ;)

    I hope you will come participate in my link party! All About The Boy @ The Nifty Nest!


  8. What a cute idea! I've done the same thing -- try to spray paint Styrofoam. Didn't work for me either!

  9. That is so cute! I saw a duck rocker not that long ago - wish I had purchased.

    I wanted to let you know about Atticmag's new linky party - Giveaway Friday! It's a convenient place for bloggers to link their giveaways each week. We've kicked it off with a fantastic giveaway of our own. Five lucky winners will win material to do a backsplash in their homes. Hope to see you there!


  10. Oh my goodness! I thought I was the only person in the universe who tried to pull off a harbor seal birthday party. We had one last year for my seal obsessed daughter. She would DIE over the rocking seal! LOVE it. have to see more of your party.


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