Foam Finger DIY
Cheer on the team with this fun & fabulous Foam Finger DIY!
What you need:
- Hot glue gun & Sticks
- Rotary Cutter / Scissors
- Tape & Marker
- Coffee stir stick
- Baking tray
- RIT DyeMore® Synthetic Dye & Gloves
- 4 packs of 1” (2.5cm) foam squares
- 78″ (200 cm) 6mm (1/4”) Braided polyester cord
- 20″ (50 cm) Toronto Blue Jays™ – Baseball Printed Cotton
- 3.5″ (9 cm) Toronto Blue Jays™ – Baseball Anti-pill Fleece Prints
What you do:
Step 1: Print out pattern provided. Tape page 1 & 2 together.
Step 2: Trace pattern onto foam with marker. Cut foam pieces out with scissors or rotary cutter.
Step 3: Boil water & pour it into tray. Pour RIT® dye into the tray & stir to mix with a coffee stick. Place the foam piece in dye water.
Step 4: When the water is warm, wear gloves and press on the foam to help the dye soak in.
Step 5: After dyeing, squeeze out excess dye water. Rinse tray and foam with fresh water. Let foam dry in clean tray.
Step 6: Place trim on the foam finger & pin in place to secure your design.
Step 7: Hot glue the trim to the foam finger in small sections at a time, removing the pins as you start on a new section.
Step 8: Attach the two wrong sides of the foam finger by hot glue gunning 1” (2.5cm) around, but leaving an opening at the bottom.
Step 9: Cut the Toronto Blue Jays™ cotton into a 2.5” (6.35cm) strip along the width. Fold .25” (1cm) along the width of the strip on each side, press and hot glue gun the fabric around the side of the finger.
Step 10: Finish the cotton outline by folding the bottom edges over 1” and hot gluing it towards the opening.
Step 11: Cut out the Toronto Blue Jays™ logo from the licensed fleece and hot glue it to the back of the foam finger.