The kids are about to be out for Christmas break. How long until they’re bouncing off the walls? How about a new Sensory DIY to keep them entertained . . . at least for a while. This one is one the kids can help make; play with for a while; and then save for a moment when a good sensory activity is needed.
So, how about some Floam! Floam is easy to make at home with regular household supplies. Wal-Mart, dollar stores, craft stores and even Amazon are great places to find anything you might need.
Watch our step by step video for instructions.
- Mixing Bowl
- Colored Glue (6 oz. bottle) – any color will work; we used colored glitter glue
- Measuring Spoons
- ½ tsp. Baking Soda
- 1 ½ tbsp. Contact Solution – the contact solution must contain boric acid and sodium borate
- Mixing Spoons
- Foam Beads
- Plastic Storage Containers
- Pour one full 6 oz. bottle of glue into the mixing bowl.
- Measure out ½ tsp. of baking soda and pour into bowl.
- Add 1 ½ tbsp. of contact solution into the bowl.
- Mix all ingredients together until they begin to congeal together.
- Dump in desired amount of foam beads. (The more beads you add, the less sticky your floam will be.)
- Use your hands to knead the mixture together.
- Store each “blob” of floam in its own plastic storage container.
That’s it! You can play with it any way you want. You can squeeze it, stretch it, roll it, bounce it, or anything you want! Try making several floam recipes using creative color combinations of both glue and foam beads. Pro tip: try using glow-in-the-dark glue! You won’t be disappointed.