Use-Your-Noodle Headboard

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Sweet dreams are a sure thing when your bed is adorned with cushy and colorful pool noodles. You can attach your creation right to the wall or use it to cover up an old headboard. Kids can choose the colors, but cutting and gluing the foam core and noodles are jobs for adults.

What you'll need

  • wrapping or kraft paper
  • large foam core sheet or 2 smaller sheets joined with duct tape
  • craft knife and serrated kitchen knife (an adult's job)
  • pool noodles
  • hot glue gun (an adult's job)
  • picture hanging strips (we used large 3M Command Picture Hanging Strips)

How to make it

  1. To make a template, draw the desired headboard shape (or trace your old headboard) on the wrapping or kraft paper. Cut it out.

  2. Lay the shape on the foam core sheet and trace around it. With the craft knife, score along the traced lines, then cut out the shape.

  3. With the serrated kitchen knife, trim the pool noodles to approximately the same height as the foam core, then cut each noodle down the middle.

  4. Starting at the headboard's center and working toward the sides, use the hot glue to adhere the noodles' flat sides to the foam core.

  5. Secure the foam core to the wall or the old headboard with the picture hanging strips.

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