Kids love things that are squishy and much like slime, floam is a lot of fun to make and even more fun to play with. If your kids enjoy hands on activities, you have to try making this DIY floam slime. It is incredibly easy to make and since it is only needs a few supplies, your kids can make this at home over and over again and experiment with different sizes and shapes of beads.
How to Make Floam Slime
My 12-year-old likes to play with fidget toys and having a squishy toy helps her keep focused and on task. She really enjoys making slime and floam slime is the absolute best.
When you add beads to slime, it makes something new. The floam crackles and crunches as kids play with it. This floam is safe and nontoxic and makes the perfect afternoon activity.
What is Floam?
When you are looking at floam, it is a safe and nontoxic mixture. It is filled with tiny bead made from styrofoam that are in a sticky mixture. The floam can be played with over and over again.
When you make your own DIY floam you are using a slime base that is mixed together with an abundance of rainbow foam beads that crackles and pops as the kids play.
Does Floam Dry Out?
Floam will dry out if it is not stored in an airtight container. I like to store it in a plastic sandwich bag because that way I can get all of the air out of the bag. This helps the Floam to last the longest.
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- 1 cup Elmer’s Glue in clear or white (affiliate link)
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 3 cups shaving cream (like Barbasol)
- 1 to 2 cups rainbow foam beads (affiliate link)
- 1 tablespoon contact lens solution (containing boric acid)
How to Make Your Own Slime
Empty the glue into a large bowl.
Whisk in the shaving cream.
Add the baking soda to the glue mixture and stir to mix thoroughly.
If you are adding coloring or foam beads, stir these ingredients into the glue mixture.
Fold in the shaving cream.
Add contact lens solution to the mixture and stir well. (Note: regular glue will require less contact lens solution than glitter glue. Add the contact lens solution slowly, mixing between additions, and add only enough to bring the glue together into a soft ball.)
The slime will be sticky. Begin to play with the slime, kneading it as you would bread dough, to bring the slime together. The slime is ready when no longer sticky.
Best if stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator when not in use.
- 1 cup Elmer's Glue in clear or white
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 3 cups shaving cream
- 1 to 2 cups rainbow foam beads
- 1 tablespoon contact lens solution containing boric acid
- Empty the glue into a large bowl.
- Whisk in the shaving cream.
- Add the baking soda to the glue mixture and stir to mix thoroughly.
- If you are adding coloring or foam beads, stir these ingredients into the glue mixture.