Introduction: DIY FLOAM FROM MICROBEADS

Learn how to make DIY Floam with Annelise & Julia. Happy Crafting!

You will need:

White school glue

Liquid starch *You can also use Borax water, directions below

Microbeads *See note below

Food coloring

Bowl & Spoon

This recipe should work using only liquid starch, however, it would not firm up for us. It finally came to the right consistency when we added a very small amount of Borax water solution. Floam can also be made with only borax water solution (no liquid starch) if you prefer. Here are the directions for this method:

Borax water solution:

1 tsp. Borax (found on the laundry aisle of the grocery store)

1 cup warm water for the Borax

Remember, the trick to good Floam (or slime) is the amount of liquid starch or Borax water solution. Too much and your Floam breaks instead of stretching. Too little and your Floam will stick to everything. Add the Borax water in small increments and mix or knead well for a minute or so before adding more. We start with 3 tablespoons of Borax water and then add about 1 tsp. at a time until we get the consistency we like.

*Note about microbeads: They were not easy for us to find. They are available on Amazon for about $9 or you can cut open a travel pillow or stuffed toy containing them. **NOTE** We discovered that you can use styrofoam cups to make your own microbeads! It's so easy and inexpensive!! See the video on Instructables or here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s64Z5dVAAKU

Floam will store for weeks, and possibly longer, in a sealed bag.

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