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Need to make this with my kids! Recipe for floam!
DIY Floam via e-sling.net materials: 2 tsp. borax 1/2 cup water 1/4 cup elmer's glue 1/4 cup water food coloring an air-tight plastic bag 5/3 cups of polystyrene beads. You can substitute 2/3 cups micro-beads (1 mm from Jo-Ann Fabrics) and 1 cup bean bag filler (1/8"). You can also grate styrofoam cups or packing peanuts. how to: Dissolve 2 tsp. borax in 1/2 cup of water. In another bowl, mix 1/4 cup of white glue and 1/4 cup of water. Add food coloring if you want colored floam. Pour your glue solution into the air-tight bag. Then add 3 tbsp of the borax/water mixture to your glue solution, do not mix. You will have some borax/water solution left over. Next, add the polystyrene beads. Seal bag and knead by hand until mixed. Let the bag stand for 15 minutes. Then knead for a few more minutes
Recipe for FLOAM! Great rainy day craft for my inner 5 year old. :)