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Simple Floam Recipe

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Slime is fun but have your kids tried floam? It is an elevated slime with extra sensory aspects! You can squish it, pull it, squeeze it and smash it, just like slime but it’s extra fun and great for sensory play with toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade students! This super simple floam recipe is inexpensive making diy slime so much better than store bought slime! 

Slime is fun but have your kids tried floam? It is an elevated slime with extra sensory aspects! You can squish it, pull it, squeeze it and smash it, just like slime but it’s extra fun and great for sensory play with toddler, preschool, pre-k, kindergarten, and first grade students! This super simple floam recipe is inexpensive making diy slime so much better than store bought slime! 

Simple Floam Recipe 

So this was found when we created the simple 3 ingredient slime. This was made of glue, baking soda, and contact solution. Such is this, but with just a few extra ingredients.  This simple floam recipe is sure to bring your toddlers, preschoolers, kindergartners, and grade 1 students hours of fun! They will also strengthen their hand muscles (preparing to write) as they play and manipulate this floam slime. This play recipe is such a fun kids activities your kids will love!

My favorite part is that I found all of these ingredients at the dollar store! Inexpensive yet full of fun!

floam slime

Floam Slime

  • Baking Soda
  • Contact Solution
  • Glue
  • Food Coloring
  • Small Styrofoam Balls 

Start by squeezing glue into a bowl. I prefer to use throw away bowls, this helps keep the clean up easier!
Add in food coloring. The amount is your preference.  Once the color is mixed in, add in 2 TBS of baking soda and the styrofoam balls. Mix them in well. Next, add some contact solutions. I would say I added 1TBS, but it was about 2 squirts.

diy floam

DIY Floam

Mix them together until you form a ball. Once the sticky ball forms, take it out and mix it. Knead it. Squish it. Stretch it. Do whatever you want until it’s mixed enough that it isn’t sticky. If that doesn’t happen within a few minutes, you can squeeze a little more contact solution onto it. Not too much though. Too much contact solution will make the floam hard and it won’t stretch. 

This is seriously a fun experience. We have made many slimes, but this floam is by far my favorite to squish around in my hand! 

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