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Does Floam Really Work?

This art product for children is described as a colorful microbead compound that comes in a rainbow of colors and attaches to any surface whether it is a plastic bottle, clay flower pot, or a cardboard box, giving it color and a unique, fun, and interesting texture. New colors can also be created by mixing together different colors of Floam. This toy is safe and suitable for children aged 3 and older, but should be used with parental supervision. It is also recyclable, as it can be used over and over again. Floam can be patted, mashed and molded onto the surface of choice, then left overnight to dry. Once dry it stays that way for years, but to recycle it, just get it wet to restore its old moldable texture and return it to its original container or place it in a zip lock bag.

Floam Reviews

No - Dries out VERY fast
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If you are looking to waste your money on a 5 minute toy that dries out pretty much the second you take it out of the package, then I highly suggest scouring the internet looking for floam. You can easily make your own using pva glue Ex. Elmers school glue, water, foam bead from your local craft store, and borax. Poar 4oz of glue into a mixing bowl and add 3.5-4oz of water to the glue. Mix until smooth. Add your borax solution (1tsp borax to 1c of water) in very small increments and mix until a slime starts to form you dont want to add too much borax solution or your ‘slime’ will be come very hard and you want the ‘slime’ to be semi sticky. Pour your foam beads into a bowl then add your slime, mixing until you get your homemade floam!

Ashtyn
December 26th, 2016
Texas
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Yes - Kids enjoy it.
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The kids enjoy playing with floam. You do need patience if you want to cover things with it but it can be done.

You can make this stuff very cheap at home with borax (laundry det. isle) glue, water, foam (craft stores or use the foam out of the cheap stuffed animals and re-stuff them with cotton) and food color. Lots of recipes available online, just do a search and then experiment to see what texture works best for you.

Deb
May 13th, 2011
West Fargo, ND
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No - Didn't stick well
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When I got some ( I’m 11) at age 5 I thought that playing with it in my hands was loads of fun! But then I got a pen (my dads favorite one) and started putting little bits on at time. Well for one thing it did not stick to itself very well it just overlapped each other. Second of all the Floam didn’t even begin to show signs of sticking to the pen. (The only thing it really did stick to was my hands. LOL :) So I would say just buy playdough it is exactly the samething except floam has foam in it. So I would not recomend burning a hole in your pocket to find Floam that works because none of it does I have spent almost 100 on this cheap Floam (AKA “Playdough”)

Hunter
March 2nd, 2011
Colorado
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Yes - Great stuff!
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My son got floam when it first came out, and I still have things he made for me then; he is 23 now so you know it lasts!! I think it is awesome, especially for kids. He still enjoys the stuff.

Penni
December 20th, 2010
Everett
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Yes - Floam Today
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My two kids had to have this stuff. They played with it, but became disappointed when the amount of Floam they had was o where the amount needed to build/create neat things. Next they decide to mix all the colors together to make a bigger Floam ball. This toy was great fun for about an hour, then they never played with it again. Yes the colorful styrofoam sticky stuff looks interesting, and performs as advertised.

Moda
September 16th, 2010
tacoma wa
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No - HARD
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If u leave out floam for 5 minutes it hardeds. Dont wast your money.

Devin
July 25th, 2010
Colchester
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Yes - Fun with Floam
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It sticks together well enough to make the shapes, but the quantity is not quite enough to complete the examples in the photos. They do include plenty of accessories to add on, just like it shows, but you may very well end up with bare white styrofoam showing around the edges. After a few days of display, we did manage to moisten it and re-mold it, but the texture was not as smooth that time. My 4 year old did enjoy working together on it.

RTMcP
May 6th, 2010
MARYLAND
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