How to Make Play Foam or Floam

What kid (or kid at heart) doesn’t love to play with slime? Slime provides a kind of sensory play which engages a kid’s senses, stimulates creativity, and even encourages a calming, in-the-moment effect.

Tactile and gooey, slime also triggers a child’s curiosity – the texture occupies an oddly fascinating middle ground between solid and liquid.

And then, of course, there are those undeniable fart noises when you push your fingers into the slime pot.

There are all sorts of slime recipes for you to try out there and we’ve got something that you and your kids are bound to love – foam slime!

Also called play foam, this slime comes with an amazing texture that regular slimes don’t have. Doesn’t it look like running your hands through it will be so satisfying?

This project calls for your usual slime materials with the addition of small styrofoam balls. If you’ve got some styrofoam from a package or cups, you can just use those instead of buying from the store.

If you can’t find any styrofoam balls, take a look at this recipe for a fluffy unicorn slime instead! Or you know, you could always make both of them… ;)

You can make different batches of different colors, too! Isn’t this a fun project to do with the kids?

You’ll need these materials…

  • 1/4 cup school glue
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 2 tsp borax
  • Food coloring
  • Polystyrene or styrofoam balls

And these tools…

  • Popsicle stick (for mixing)
  • Large bowl (for mixing)
  • Spoon

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Watch the video below to learn how to make this project!



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