Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Mini Styrofoam Balls and my FLOAM fail.


  • Growing up, my parents ran their own business and we had whatever we wanted. I never really had to worry about money, until I got older. I worked from age 13 until my mid twenties. I got diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in 2008 and that is when life really started going downhill.



I haven't been able to work, and my husband has a basically dead end job. We can barely pay the bills and doing anything fun is out of the question. I really had to start relying on DIY stuff to have the things I wanted around the house but couldn't afford. That moved on to DIY'ing presents for the kids when we were low on money. Which brings us to these tiny balls.


As soon as I saw people posting about Floam and Slime, I had to do it. I finally got my chance with these styrofoam balls. At least I thought I did. More on that later!


I'm sure there are many other crafts that you can use these with, but Floam is my number one at this point. You get a bag of all white, and you get a bag of multi colored balls as well. They are packaged well, which is a good thing, because you can see the static just watching them fly around in the bag.


They are pretty much what you would expect. They will get everywhere, so be prepared to sweep them up for awhile if you lose any.

I have to say, I am really happy that they included the all white and the colored. Most companies would probably stick to one or the other and this saves you having to make more than one purchase. Plus, I love it when companies go way over what they need to, to impress their customers!


Now, I haven't even gotten to use these balls yet though. I have attempted to make Floam twice and failed both times. I never knew it was this hard to recreate my childhood. I mean UGH!

 

Since I am poor, it makes since that I would have items from the Dollar Tree. That may have been where I went wrong. The first time, I used Elmer's and Oxygen laundry detergent and it was a fail. It was fun to play with in the bag though!


Earlier today, in a last ditch effort, I went to the Dollar Tree and got spray starch because they had no liquid. It was a fail as well, BUT, it did start to goop it up, but it was still far from working. I sat it asiide, in hopes it might come around. IK realize, I may have used too much starch or not enough.


I will get it right next time. Borax will be my number one choice. Once that happens and I am successful, you will get a blog post. Around Christmas, I will do another one for Stocking stuffers.


Have you been able to make this successfully? If so, please tell me what I am doing wrong in the comments below. Thank you so much for reading everyone!

Please check out these balls and the company, on Amazon, to see what else they sell.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XTTSZ5L


I received this product in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.

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