21st Oct 2021

Polyurethane and Polyethylene Foam for Halloween Props and Decorations

In recent years, we’ve seen an uprise in Halloween celebrations in the UK. More and more families and individuals are decorating their homes and gardens with a Spooktacular array of props. We only have to visit our local supermarkets to see shelves of ‘haunted’ decorations. It’s fair to say it’s becoming as popular as it is in the US to put effort into All Hallows Eve.

We’ve noticed an influx around this time of year for our open-cell polyurethane foam sheets due to their versatility and ease of use to shape, carve and decorate. The crafters amongst us love to create one-of-a-kind decorations that can be used year on year. Not to mention it’s a great way to get kids involved with learning about crafting and having fun whilst they create their decorations or costumes.

Our polyurethane sheets and blocks come in standard sizes, or we can cut to your desired size, as well as use adhesive to create deeper blocks if you’re looking to develop larger-scale decorations. We’d recommend our polyurethane foam for spooky tombstones, vampire coffins, “Beware” signs, and even shaping ominous-looking black cats! All you need is some craft cutting tools.

Polyurethane foam prop ideas:

  • Tombstones
  • Slabs for skeletons to crawl from beneath
  • Scary signs
  • Vampire coffins
  • Black cats

Here’s a little inspiration when thinking about creating your tombstones from foam.

fake prop tombstones for halloween decorations

If you’re looking to go a little more adventurous with foam decorations and take a leaf from the professional’s book, there’s closed-cell polyethylene and EVA foam too. EVA is often used for film props and cosplay and is perfect for creating sturdy costumes and props. We often have cosplay customers looking for a rigid foam to create the faux weapons of their favourite characters and superheroes.

Closed-cell Polyethylene foam prop and costume ideas:

  • Pumpkins (that you can reuse!)
  • Skulls
  • Bats
  • Faux foam scythe
  • Witches’ hats
  • Superhero costumes
cosplay foam costume

It’s not just about the big-scale decorations either - foam can make great, small decorations for cupcakes and cake toppers or signs to stand in your eyeball or wicked witch punch!

cake topper saying happy halloween in black

The benefits of using our foam:

  • Smooth on both sides but can easily be manipulated for texture with tools, such as sanding for 3D realism. It also cuts and scores easily (can also be cut with a hot wire)
  • Our closed-cell foam is easy to seal, prime and paint (less so with open-cell as that’s moisture absorbent)
  • Dense and comes in a variety of thicknesses and can also be glued together
  • Flexible, lightweight, strong and tear-resistant
  • It is shaped with ease once heated.
  • Waterproof (closed cell)
  • Non-Toxic and Safe
  • More durable than some foams
  • Readily joined together with a heat gun or a glue gun

No tricks just treats

We offer a closer look at our product ranges by supplying free samples and advice. Get in touch with our expert team for more information about free samples of our foam.

Our technical team can work with you to choose the best material for any design, so you can more effectively develop the props, decorations and costumes you’re looking to create. We can split, saw, rout, die-cut, waterjet cut, butt-weld, laminate, adhere, thermoform or compression mould all of our foams to create even the most complex shapes and sizes in preparation for your project.

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