Foam Board

Foam boards are an all-purpose material used in a variety of arts and crafts projects. It is lightweight, rigid and easy to work with, making it ideal for a number of creative endeavours. Foam boards consist of two layers of paper on either side of an inner layer of foam, providing rigidity without sacrificing flexibility. It can be cut easily with a knife or scissors, making it simple to customize it according to a project's needs. This versatility makes foam boards one of the most popular materials in the crafting world.

What can foam boards be used for?

Foam boards can be a great tool for various creative projects, from playhouses to signs and more. It has a polystyrene core layer with paper on either side, making it easy to cut into the desired shape with tools such as a sharp craft knife. Foam boards can also be used for mounting items such as artwork or photographs, due to their dense texture that provides additional support. Additionally, it's an affordable option for insulation, which makes it ideal for home DIY projects or outdoor craft displays. With their lightweight design, foam boards are also perfect for large-scale holiday decorations, since it is easy to transport and won’t break the bank. Its endless uses make it a must-have item in any DIYer’s collection.

Are foam boards the same as Styrofoam?

Foam boards are a type of material often used in construction and arts and crafts projects. Styrofoam is more commonly used as a packaging or insulating material. Both materials are composed of fine and lightweight particles that make them ideal for insulation purposes due to their resistance to water and heat.

What are some tips for using foam boards?

Foam board is an incredibly versatile material that can be used for a variety of projects and purposes.


  • When working with foam boards, it's important to take certain considerations into account, such as the material's fragility and size.
  • For instance, when cutting foam boards you will want to use a sharp blade or box cutter.
  • Additionally, it's also wise to mount larger pieces of foam board on a firm surface before attempting more elaborate creations.
  • Regularly checking that your project is held in place helps avoid any other mishaps that could ensue from an incorrectly secured work surface.

What art supplies will I need when using a foam board?

When using a foam board, there are several art supplies you'll need to have on hand:


  • A sharp craft knife is essential for cutting the board into shapes, while flat plastic rulers and straightedge cutters make it easy to keep clean cuts along straight lines.
  • For sketching out your designs before you get started, a black felt-tip marker or a pencil are both great choices.
  • Finally, once you've completed your project, some type of adhesive can be used to hold all the pieces together.
  • Whether you use glue sticks or hot glue guns will depend on what kind of look you're going for, but either option will help ensure that all your hard work stays put.
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