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!!)