How to Make Floam – A Sensory Recipe to Beat the Summer

How to Make Floam
Did you know that you can actually make your own floam?! And it’s easy too! Don’t have time to make your own floam? Don’t worry – there are plenty of types of floam to buy if you don’t want to make your own! 
 How to Make Floam

How to Make Floam:

2 tsp. Borax (found in laundry aisle at store)
1/2 c. water
1/4 c. water
food coloring
air-tight plastic bag 
1 2/3 cups of micro beads (we used styrofoam!)


How to Make Floam
Dissolve 2 tsp. borax completely in 1/2 cup of water. Set aside. 

 

How to Make Floam
In a separate bowl mix 1/4 c. white glue and 1/4 c. water. Add food coloring of choice.
How to Make Floam
Pour the glue solution into the air-tight bag. Then add 3 Tbsp. of the borax/water solution. Do NOT mix yet. Add the polystrene or micro beads. For OUR floam we didn’t have either of those products, so we actually found big chunks of styrofoam and tore them up into itty bitty pieces- it worked well!
Seal and knead the bag by hand until thoroughly mixed. Let it sit for 15 minutes, then knead for a few more minutes.
How to Make Floam
Now you’re ready to play! This is an awesome sensory activity for your kids! Not only can your kids help to create the recipe and learn how to measure things out and follow instructions, but they can have endless fun squishing, pulling, ripping, and smashing this homemade floam!
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Just make sure your kids don’t eat it!!
How to Make Floam
As you can see my boys had a BLAST with their floam they made! When the kids are done playing with it just seal up the bag and store it for later!! If you’d rather just buy it check out the Playfoam set below!

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7 Comments

  1. Tutus & Tea Parties says:

    That's pretty awesome! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Tutus & Tea Parties says:

    That's pretty awesome! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Tutus & Tea Parties says:

    That's pretty awesome! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Tutus & Tea Parties says:

    That's pretty awesome! Thanks for sharing!

  5. JDaniel4's Mom says:

    Hours of fun could be had with this!

  6. Cricket @ Thrifty Texas Penny says:

    Saying hello from the WTW Alexa hop.

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