Entertain your kids for hours with this DIY floam hack

While playdough and slime will always be playtime staples, sometimes kids want to depart from the classics and try something new and different, such as floam, a malleable putty with colorful foam beads and glitter. Thanks to this simple DIY floam hack, making floam is just as much fun as playing with it. If you’re looking for new activities to entertain your kids, try this DIY floam that’s guaranteed fun for all ages.

For this project, you will need:

  • ¼ cup glue

  • ¼ cup water

  • ⅛ tsp baking soda

  • 1 tbsp contact lens solution

  • ¼ cup foam beads

  • ¼ cup glitter stars

  • Essential oil, for scents (optional)


  1. Combine glue and water in a mixing bowl, followed by baking soda and contact lens solution.

  2. Knead the mixture with your hands until it’s no longer sticky.

  3. Add foam beads and glitter stars to the paste and knead until thoroughly combined.

  4. For scented floam, add a few drops of your favorite essential oil and knead to combine.

Now that your floam is ready, here are some tips and tricks for putting it to use!

Floam Tip 1: Make Different Colors

Use different colored foam beads and glitter to make a whole rainbow’s worth of floam!

Floam Tip 2: Mold It Into Different Shapes

Form and sculpt the floam into a variety of different shapes, such as stars, hearts, words, or whatever you can imagine.

Floam Tip 3: Use It As A Stress Reliever

Take advantage of floam’s soothing sensory features as a stress-relief device. Keep a dish of floam on your desk to play with in the event of any anxiety-inducing mishaps.

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