Would you believe that way back in the early 90s, when Floam first came out, I bought some? I was in high school, and thought it was cool stuff. Today's formula is new and improved, so when I was contacted about using Nickelodeon's Floam to create a pencil cup craft for Father's Day, I was pretty excited to revisit the substance. The pencil cup you see in this picture is made with Floam, but it was not made by us - it was sent for inspiration!
Pierce tests out the pencil up they sent with a pencil! I dug into the recycling bin and found an old vinegar bottle to use for our pencil cup - it was just the right size. I cut off the top and taped around the top edge before passing it over to Pierce.
Pierce was particularly fascinated with the consistency of Floam. He kept asking how it was made - how they got all those tiny white balls in there. While Floam is soft and pliable (plus nontoxic and washable), if you let it sit out it will eventually dry and harden.
Following the instructions we were sent, Pierce rolled out the Floam into a sheet long enough to wrap around our bottle. He needed help for the actual wrapping process.
We decided letters might be a little too tricky (and I did want this to be as much a Pierce-creation as possible). So Pierce said he wanted to make a smiley-face heart and a sun instead of "#1 Dad".
I did help him with the shape of the heart (using scissors to cut it out once the blue was rolled out). I also helped him get the circle of the sun. And I assisted him a bit with the piece on top - that was most difficult part for him. I think it turned out cute, how about you? Next up Pierce says he's going to make a Floam monster.
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Disclaimer: I received the products pictured on top in exchange for writing a review. The opinions you have read are all my own.