DIY Foam from Styrofoam Cups! by Chelsey Malone - Musely
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DIY Foam from Styrofoam Cups!

posted in Family & Kids
  • Materials needed:

  • 2 tsp of borax
  • 1/4 cup of Elmers glue or white tacky glue
  • 1/2 cup of very warm water
  • 1/4 cup of warm water
  • 1 package of Styrofoam cups
  • gel food coloring
  • measuring cups, bowls, spoons
  • How to:

    Step 1: Break 4 or 5 Styrofoam cups into your blender. Mix them in your blender with about a tablespoon of water until they become finely ground up and make small beads. I would recommend pulsing your blender and then mixing for about a 30 seconds until the Styrofoam is all broken up. The time will vary depending on your blender, but try to get the foam broken up easily. It doesn’t have to be perfect, though!

  • Step 2: Mix 2 tsp of Borax with 1/2 cup of very warm water. Stir this mixture and let the Borax dissolve. Set this bowl aside. In another bowl, mix 1/4 cup of glue and 1/4 cup of warm water. Also add food coloring into this mix.

    Step 3: Pour both the Borax and glue mixtures into a gallon ziplock bag. Then, measure about 1 1/2 – 2 cups of the shredded Styrofoam cup and add this to your slimy mixture. You can always add more or less of the Styrofoam if the Floam seems too wet or dry.

  • Step 4: Now comes the fun part! This step is perfect for your kids to be your little helpers. Zip up the ziplock bag and squeeze the mixture around until it begins to solidify. Soon you will have floam! Let the completed mixture air out for a few minutes. Add more Styrofoam if your floam seems too watery. That’s it- you’re good to go!


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