I was researching directions for a Mt. Sinai visual. There are many ideas, but we decided to make one using foam. As usual, I pretty much knew what I wanted it to look like, and the size.
When we went to the home improvement store to look for supplies, we were going to buy foam for a base. We saw these blocks of foam in a cart the employee was throwing into the trash. So, my husband asked if we could have them and he gave us even more. So, that part was all free!
Michael's has a great chart in their glue section and it shows all the uses for their glue that they carry. We bought the Gorilla glue and glued the blocks of foam together like you see in the pictures above. The top was a block that my husband started to saw before I was able to take the picture!
This Mount Sinai is about 12" high and about 16" wide. Moses is about 3" tall.
After the glue was set, my husband used his hand saw to cut off the square edges of the foam blocks. I asked for a ledge for Moses to stand on. I found Moses at the Dollar Tree in the toy section. he came with a little book. My husband said it is not hard to do, but the foam particles are a mess. He cut it over the empty trash can so it would help contain the mess.
Once everything is cut and it looks like a mountain, brush it off to remove any 'crumbs' of the foam. It is ready to paint! We used the Krylon Make It Stone! textured paint. It is the Travertine Tan color and we found it at Hobby lobby. We also used the whole can. After researching, and reading information on Krylon's site, if you want to spray paint on foam, you need to use paint that does not have Acetone in the paint.
So, this is how it looks finished. You can see in the first picture at the top of this post, I added a base for the mountain to sit on, then some nature things like grass, bushes, etc.
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