Peace signs have made a comeback these last few years so creating a fun rolled foam DIY peace sign for your tween’s room is a fun project to take on! We just recently painted my 11 year old’s room so now we are in the phase of trying to add some fun elements to it. My daughter loves peace signs so I knew she would love to have one hanging in her bedroom.
- Darice Paper Mache Peace Sign
- Darice Foamies Sheets (3 1/2 sheets total)
- Hot Glue Gun
- X-Acto Knife
Step One: Use an x-acto knife and cut off the top of the paper mache peace sign. This part is a bit tedious but shouldn’t take you too long. I just cut around the inside edges in the same manner that I would slice a cake.
Step Three: Start rolling. At the end of each roll use a little hot glue to hold it together. This isn’t a hard project but the rolling and the gluing is a bit time consuming so put on your favorite tv show to help pass the time and roll, roll away! As you roll and glue, place your foam inside the peace sign. There is really no rhyme or reason to this part. As you get towards the end and you find that you have some spaces to fill, cut your strips in half if you need to make smaller rolls to fit in those tight spaces.
After my DIY peace sign was all filled up, I took a few random foam rolls out and hot glued them down into the peace sign. I didn’t do this to all of them, just a few. I didn’t glue them down as I go just in case the layout isn’t great or I wanted to adjust a few pieces. You really can’t do this DIY peace sign project wrong so however you decided to fill it up, it will look great!
If you have time you can try spray painting your DIY peace sign in a coordinating color before filling it with rolled foam. This project can also be done with paper mache letters, numbers, etc. If you get extra creative you can even spell out a name with letters. There are tons of options with this project. Enjoy!