Glow Floam Recipe

April 05, 2016
My girls loved the homemade floam we made a bit ago.
They also love glow-in-the-dark activities.  Combining the two made for an epic play time that my girls couldn't get enough of!
Make your own glow in the dark FLOAM.  Only a few ingredients needed!  This is SO COOL!

We made our floam differently than we did the first time, and this new way was so much easier!  I will definitely be making many more batches of floam using this easier method.

Glow Floam Recipe

Materials
Note:  For best results you will want to use a blacklight, as that makes the glow in the dark paint glow much brighter.  You can use a blacklight fixture or a blacklight flashlight; both work great!  See the bottom of the post for more helpful tips.

Method
Make your own glow in the dark FLOAM.  Only a few ingredients needed!  This is SO COOL!
  • Slowly add liquid starch in very small amounts & mix.  Continue to add more starch & mix until the desired consistency is reached  
Make your own glow in the dark FLOAM.  Only a few ingredients needed!  This is SO COOL!

Troubleshooting: If the floam is at all sticky add more starch. If you accidentally add too much starch you can remedy that by adding more glue. The amount of starch needed varies each time we make floam, which is why we always add the starch slowly in small increments. Just to give you an idea though the recipe calls for roughly one part starch & two parts glue (2 oz of starch & 5 oz of glue)

That's it! This recipe is SO EASY & floam is SO FUN!


Make your own glow in the dark FLOAM.  Only a few ingredients needed!  This is SO COOL!

Kids will love squishing, molding, pulling, and stretching their floam!  Floam has an incredibly fun texture.  It tickles tiny fingers & hands as kids play.  Give kids play dough tools or add other toys, and they will find all sorts of ways to play!

My kids loved this floam so much we quickly whipped up another batch, and this time we made scented RAINBOW floam.  See how we did it here.


Tips & Storage:  Store your floam in an air-tight container, and it will last for several months.  Polystyrene beads can be found at most craft stores or online here.  Liquid starch can be found at Super Walmart stores or online here.

Other Activities
to Try:
STICKY SAND: Mold it, build it, & CONTAIN IT! This sand acts wet, but it isn't! It sticks together well, but it does not stick to skin. My kids love this stuff, and I love the less-messy alternative to traditional play sand!
DIY Galaxy dough for kids- this stuff is so cool!

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Make your own glow in the dark FLOAM.  Only a few ingredients needed!  This is SO COOL!
Make your own glow in the dark FLOAM. Only a few ingredients needed! This is SO COOL! {A new & EASY way to make FLOAM}

More About the Author

Crystal Underwood is the writer and creator of Growing A Jeweled Rose. She has worked extensively with children and strongly believes in the importance of play at the core of early learning. She is passionate about the early years and believes that childhood should be a truly magical time in life. For all the best kids activities connect with Growing a Jeweled Rose below!