How to make Floam slime that’s super stretchy and light as air!
As a kid I loved slime!
We got the internet in our house when I was in fifth grade. (Who else remembers the America Online days??)
Because there weren’t millions of slime recipes available for us to search back then, we either made basic Oobleck recipe or we bought slime.
I specifically remember two slimes that we bought (both made by Nickelodeon) – Gak slime and Floam.
Gak was your traditional stretchy slime — it came in a splat-shaped container and made funny noises when you pushed on it.
Floam was slime mixed with tiny foam balls. The result was a light, fluffy slime that held its shape better.
A while back we re-created our own version of Nickelodeon Gak on the blog. This time we’re making Floam slime!
TIP: If you’re new to slime, try making our basic liquid starch slime first to get the hang of it. This easy 2-ingredient recipe forms the basis for many of our slimes, like this fluffy slime.
How to Make Floam
The neat thing about Floam is that you can pretty much use any basic slime recipe as your base. We used a traditional glue and liquid starch slime for ours, but you could also use a glue/contact lens solution slime.
You could even incorporate glitter glue to make glitter floam slime, or make shaving cream slime for an extra fluffy floam! There are so many possibilities!
Click video below to see how we made Floam and what it looks like in action! Then keep reading for full ingredient list and photo step-by-step instructions to make your own homemade floam.
For your convenience in making our floam slime recipe, I’ve included shop-able ad links to some of the products we used. Our disclosure policy is available here.
*Stick with name brands like Elmer’s for your glue. For some reason, generic glues don’t seem to work as well for making slime.
Note: Some floam recipes use white foam balls mixed into colored slime, but we used clear slime with colored foam balls instead because it doesn’t involve the mess of food coloring. This prevents slime from staining hands or other surfaces.
Floam Slime Recipe
Combine white glue and warm water in a large mixing bowl.
TIP: Purchasing glue in bulk ensures that you always have plenty on hand to try new recipes!
Mix with a spoon until glue and water are well combined.
Add liquid starch and stir well until your slime starts to clump together. (It may still be sticky at this point).
Knead by hand to finish mixing. If slime sticks to hands excessively, add another tablespoon of liquid starch.
Add in your colored mini foam balls, working into slime by hand. Start with 1/2 cup foam balls and go from there.
How to Store Your Floam Slime
Store your floam slime in an airtight container or plastic zipper bag. If slime sticks to bag when you’re trying to get it out again, simply add a little liquid starch to release the slime from the sides of the bag.
To keep your slime lasting longer, wash hands before playing to prevent as much contamination as possible and return to airtight container immediately after play.
Learn to Master Slime
There are three starter slime recipes that form the base for hundreds of awesome slime variations, like this Floam Slime Once you master these basic recipes, you can make almost anything!
Slime Safety Tips
Slime is lots of fun and a wonderful sensory experience for kids! However, it’s important to make sure to follow all slime safety recommendations:
- This slime is not edible. Please do not taste or eat.
- Always supervise children when making and playing with any slime recipe.
- As with many slime recipes, this involves a chemical reaction. Some ingredients may cause irritation to sensitive skin. Wash hands thoroughly after play.
- Read this first: click here to read all of our tips to make slime safely.
For glue-free slime alternatives, check out our complete guide: How to Make Slime (without Glue or Borax)
Can’t Get Enough Slime??
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From seasonal & holiday slime, to glow-in-the-dark slime, there’s 43 recipes for hours of play! Many of them are brand new and never published! Now available in both print and digital format!