Our family is obsessed with making all different types of slime together. Floam can be fun to make but also an educational experience. Children love being able to mix things together and play with their own personal creations. This floam recipe is basically slime that can be molded. People call it all different types of things from floam, crunchy slime, or beaded slime. Growing up as a 90’s kid we bought Floam at Walmart with our hard earned money. Remember those times? Now we can make it at home, which is a whole other experience!
Let’s make some squishy blue floam! This type of slime has almost a crunchy texture to it and is super pliable. This recipe does take a little more time to make but its definitely worth it. It is basically regular slime with little foam beads, but you need to be careful and follow instructions for it because if you don’t, you will end up with foam beads all over the place. Trust me it isn’t fun to clean up! We found that this method works the best and the slime lasts in a sealed container for quite some time. Caiden stuck around to help me try this slime out, and he had a blast making it with me. So let’s get started!
Gallon Ziplock Bag
Food Coloring ( If you want it to be a color! )
** If you rather buy your own floam you can here too –Educational Insights Playfoam Combo 8-Pack: Never Dries Out!
- Combine 2 Teaspoons of Borax with 1/2 cup of water. Mix until its dissolved.
- In a separate bowl, combine 1/4 cup of white glue with 1/4 cup water. Add food coloring if desired. Mix together.
- Pour glue mixture into a ziplock bag and add 1 cup beads of choice. Now add water mixture to the bag and seal.
- Mix the ingredients in the bag well with your fingers. This step takes a couple of minutes until formed.
- Take the floam out of the bag and play once it feels like its pretty well mixed. ( The blue food coloring got on his hands as you can tell on the picture )
Reminders – for stiffer foam add more borax & if you use less borax, you get more slime like floam. You can always play around until you the perfect consistency for you!
The floam is super fun to mold with cookie cutters or even play-doh toys! The options are endless, and the fun is limitless. Make sure to put the floam in an airtight container. The beads will rise once it sits for a while but just mix it back up when you are ready to play again. Let me know in the comments if you try the recipe and what you think!