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Have you heard of floam? Want to know how to make floam? We made some homemade floam this week. It has been on my to-do list for MONTHS and I am excited we finally tackled this fun sensory learning activity. I have the floam recipe for you today & it’s super easy!
I was at Target a couple of months back and saw this fun educational set that had floam and some letters and numbers to build on. I decided I had to try and create something like that! The first step was how to make homemade floam. We have loved doing variations of slime in the past, so this was the latest experiment. (Did you know I also have an edible floam recipe?)
How to Make Floam
Floam is really simple to make! It’s honestly hard to mess it up. If you have ever tried making slime, it is almost exactly the same. Floam is basically just slime with little styrofoam micro-beads added in.
Homemade Floam Recipe
2/3 c. warm water -divided
1/3 c. white school glue
2 tsp borax
1 c. styrofoam beads– They have all colors of styrofoam beads, even rainbow ones!
To start the floam recipe, mix the borax with 1/3 c. water. Stir to dissolve. Mix the glue with the other 1/3 c. water. Add in the styrofoam beads and mix well. Once the glue and styrofoam are combined, quickly stir in the borax solution. Mix it well and mix it fast.
This awesome homemade floam is SO much fun to play with! My kids and I made it in a bunch of colors and had a great time with it.
After it was done, I gave my daughter some learning mats to use it with. I printed some alphabet and number tracing pages out for her to build the letters and numbers. I also used the number dot pages from my preschool math set for her to make floam dots for the numbers.
We made 5 different colors of floam.
Where to Buy Floam Ingredients:
Borax is a laundry soap ingredient. Many people avoid using this since it is toxic, but just warn your kids not to eat it! If you don’t want the borax powder, you could try substituting contact solution which also has some boric acid in it and provides the same results.
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Want some borax-free floam? Try making the non-toxic edible floam recipe made from gummy bears and sprinkles! Try some of my other slime recipes, too!
Traditional Slime, Edible Starburst Slime, Edible Chocolate Slime, Edible Marshmallow Slime, Edible Laffy Taffy Slime, & Edible Candy Corn Slime, Edible Sour Patch Kids Slime, also try the Static Slime activity!