One More Cool Craft Recipe



Thursday, January 12, 2012

DIY Floam

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Beyond Satire recreated floam! Below is the recipe:

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.”

how to:
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.

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