DIY Made at home FLOAM

DIY Floam

Do your kids love playing with Floam, but you hat playing the high cost??
Here is a fun do it yourself recipe to make it at home your kids will love!

Make sure to post fun recipes that you have or any suggestions to make the recipe better.


2 tsp. borax
3/4 cup water
1/4 cup elmer’s glue
food coloring
ziploc bag
5/3 cups of polystyrene beads.
“You can substitute 2/3 cups micro-beads (1 mm from Jo-Ann Fabrics) and 1 cup bean bag filler (1/8″). You can also grate styrofoam cups or packing peanuts.”


1. Mix borax and 1/2 cup of water.
2. In another bowl, mix glue and 1/4 cup of water. Add food coloring.
3. Pour the glue solution into the bag. Then, add 3 tbsp of the borax solution, do not mix.
4. Add the polystyrene beads.
5. Seal bag and knead by hand until mixed. Let the bag stand for 15 minutes. Then knead for a few more minutes.

Photo from Flickr


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