Dads are hard to craft for, so I've pretty much given up when it comes to the Father's Day gift from me. But Dads always love a handmade gift from the kids, and my kids are always up for making a crafty gift, especially when it involves Floam! Nickelodeon sent me some awesome samples of Floam to make something fun for our dad, and after lots of playing with this cool stuff, we came up with a pencil cup and covered pen that's easy for kids to make for Father's Day. Plus they've had hours of fun playing with the leftover Floam since (and that's a gift for me!).
Father's Day Pencil Cup Tutorial
*Floam in colors of your choice
*Plastic mat or foil to protect your surface
*Plastic water or soda bottle (1.5 liters works best, but we used a smaller one, too)
1. Cover your work area. Floam is made to stick to stuff, so you don't want to use it on your countertop. The color can also rub off. So cover it with a plastic mat (which they sell) or some aluminum foil that has been taped in place.
2. When you open your Floam, it will need to be prepped before first use. You can do this easily by kneaded it for a few minutes until the consistency is even throughout (i.e. no sticky patches). If it still feels wet, press it out into a thin rectangle and let it sit for about 15 minutes. (It can be hard to work with if it's too wet.)
You can find out more about Floam and where to get it here. Thanks to Nickelodeon for the fun samples!
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