Using Foamboard

Foam core, foam board, or paper-faced foam board is a lightweight and easily cut material used for mounting of photographic prints, as backing in picture framing, in for making scale models, and in painting.

Foam board can be used for a wide variety of projects in and around your dollhouse. It can be scratched, etched, carved, colored, painted or covered. It’s sturdy enough to make furniture, and it’s especially suited for shelves, book cases and fireplaces. Brought to you by the best movers in San Marcos!

 This photo shows how foam board can be made to look like stone. You can press various shapes into the board, or cut out shapes like stones or bricks.

You can then paint and stain it to look like stone or wood. This would make a great fireplace.


Foam board can also be cut into the shapes you need for furniture, like a couch or bed. Once you have the back and sides cut for your couch, for example, glue fabric over both sides before putting it together. You can match your living room furniture to your decor, for a customized look.

Foam board scraped and stained a brown color would make a nice armoire or entertainment center for your dolls. You can add shelves and doors, even cut out sections and tape plastic to the inside to look like windows. Small foam squares can be cut and painted to look like books or game board boxes. Foam board tape can be used to make doors that open.

Use an embossing tool to create a fun design, paint it, and you can make a cook back splash for your kitchen. Or design custom artwork for your wall, like a fun Monet print!

Foam board is a versatile item for your dollhouse, one that is inexpensive but can be made into almost anything.