I had a donation of 2 bags full of styra-foam peanuts. I laid them out on a cookie sheet and spritzed them with a mixture of mostly water, and acrylic paint. After letting them dry overnight, they had shriveled slightly, but were colorful, and ready to use. We looked at Chihuly's towers, and used toothpicks, styra-foam cups, and the peanuts to assemble our own. I added in some small pipe cleaners at the end, to bring in another sculptural aspect. This was not only fun, but it made the point that Sculptures are 3-D.