Foam Core Basics: About the ins and outs of this great, clean product

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If you are an avid crafter, graphic designer, or box maker like myself you will most likely have come across foam core. Foam core is a very versatile clean material that can be used. Below we will discuss some of the basics to using and working with foam core.

The material is very clean and light weight

Foam core is a very clean material. You can use it to make signs, crafts and more. The foam core is light weight, making it easy to work with. If you want to add color or texture, you can paint or apply paper on the surface of your product using contact paper or spray adhesive.

Being so light weight the material can be used for a lot of applications where other materials might be too heavy.

Foam core is a lightweight material that is strong and easy to work with. The reasons are many:

  • It’s light weight so it can be used for applications where other materials might be too heavy.
  • It’s strong, making it an excellent choice for framing artwork or signs.
  • Its flexibility allows for easy cutting, shaping, and painting.
  • Foam core comes in different thicknesses which means you can choose the best option based on your needs – lighter weight foam core has less rigidity than thicker sheets but will still provide plenty of support if needed; heavier sheets are better suited for projects where strength is more important than flexibility or lightness

It can be used for a variety of signage, packaging and crafts.

Foam core is a versatile product that can be used for a variety of applications.

  • For signs and displays
  • For packaging and shipping

It’s also great for crafts such as scrapbooks, shadow boxes, photo albums and more!

It is very easy to cut or trim to shape.

  • Use a sharp blade.
  • Always use a cutting mat and straight edge. A straight edge can be anything from a ruler to strip of wood, as long as it is straight and parallel to the surface you are cutting on.
  • Don’t forget to draw your line first with pencil!

Being a foam like material you will want to allow it to dry out before cutting or trimming.

When using foam core, it is important to allow it time to dry before cutting or trimming. This will help preserve the integrity of the board and prevent cracking. If you need to cut or trim your foam core product in a rush, use a spray bottle filled with water and lightly mist over that area of the product. This will help speed up drying time so that you can continue working on your project without worry about warping or cracking.

You’ll also want to make sure you don’t leave your boards in direct sunlight for too long as this can cause warping and cracks on both sides of your board (the front side being more susceptible). And lastly, make sure not to leave them in extremely cold temperatures either; if they are exposed too long then they will crack along the edges when they warm back up again!

The edges on foam core are extremely sharp so always use caution when handling.

There are a number of different ways to cut foam core. The most common is with an X-Acto knife, but if you prefer another method then go for it! Just make sure that the edge on your cutting tool is sharp and never use your fingers to guide the blade (the edges are extremely sharp). You can also use:

  • A ruler or straight edge as a guide
  • A utility knife (also known as box cutter)
  • A craft knife

You will want to use foam core in a well-ventilated area and work over some newspaper or trash bag to catch scraps.

  • You will want to use foam core in a well-ventilated area and work over some newspaper or trash bag to catch scraps. This is important because the chemicals used in making foam core are toxic and can cause respiratory problems if you breathe them in. To be safe, wear safety goggles, a respirator, protective clothing and gloves while working with it.
  • Don’t eat or drink while using foam core—the chemicals used are not good for your body!

If you have any questions on working with foam core or any other materials feel free to send us an email at

If you have any questions on working with foam core or any other materials feel free to send us an email at We’d be happy to help you out!

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Be safe, and good luck with your project!

Be safe, and good luck with your project!

Foam core is a great product. It’s lightweight, easy to cut, and makes everything you make look professional. But there are also some things you need to keep in mind when working with foam core boards:

  • Always wear safety goggles when cutting foam core boards. This will protect your eyes from flying pieces of board or dust particles that get up into the air when cutting the boards on a table saw or circular saw.
  • Wear a dust mask while using power tools (table/circular saws) to avoid breathing in too much dust from the foam core board as it gets cut.
  • Always wear gloves while working on projects involving any type(s) of tool(s) where bodily injury could occur (i.e., power tools). This can reduce risk for accidental cuts/injures by reducing contact between bare hands and sharp objects such as knives or scissors used during assembly processes like gluing items together with glue dots instead of tape since tape tends not work well for this purpose due its low tackiness level which results in weaker adhesion strength compared against other types


Foam core is a great material, but you have to know how to use it correctly and safely. It is an ideal material for many different projects, and can be used for signs, crafts, packaging and more. Just remember the tips we covered in this article when working with foam core: pay attention to the edges of your sheet (they can be sharp!), work in a well-ventilated area, and don’t forget to let your sheet dry out before cutting or trimming it. These tips will help you stay safe while creating something fantastic!

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