Want a Thick Foam? Check Out How to Make It in Your Own Kitchen thick foam is also used for other products

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Creating thick foam is not as difficult as you might think. It’s pretty much the same process as making regular soap, except that you use glue instead of water and have to add a little bit of tempera paint (or food coloring).

Pour the water into a large bowl.

  • Pour the water into a large bowl. Warm water is better than cold water when it comes to making thick foam. The warmer the glue, the faster it will expand.
  • Use enough water to cover the glue completely so that all of its surfaces are submerged and wet. If you use too little, then your foam won’t expand as much when you add air pressure; if there’s too much, then you’ll end up spilling it everywhere when it’s time to remove your mold!

Add the glue and stir until fully combined.

  • Add the glue to the water and stir until fully combined.
  • Pour in the tempera paint, liquid soap and combine with a spoon or spatula until well mixed. You will have to work quickly as it sets very fast!

Mix in just enough tempera paint to reach the desired color.

Mix in just enough tempera paint to reach the desired color. Use a paintbrush to mix the tempera paint into the glue. Mix until you have an even consistency throughout your foam.

Add in a few drops of liquid soap.

The next step is to add a few drops of liquid soap.

The main reason you want to add the soap is that it will help the foam hold its shape, dry faster, be softer and smell better. It’s also going to make your finished product more sanitary. If you’re making this for personal use then I’d recommend using something like Dr. Bronner’s Castile Liquid Soap or Seventh Generation liquid hand soap with aloe vera (or whatever brand appeals to you). But if you’re going to sell your thick foam on Etsy or another marketplace, then try out some brands that people might recognize as being a little bit fancier than Dr. Bronner’s!

Stir vigorously until stiff peaks form and the foam is thick.

You can tell when your foam is ready. When you stir vigorously and lift the spoon out of the mixture, it should hold its shape for about five seconds before falling back into place. This means that stiff peaks have formed and your foam is ready!

This is an example of how you can use Glueology to create thick foam!

Here’s how it works:

  • Pour glue into a bowl to make a lumpy paste. This can be done with hot glue, but super glue will work as well.
  • Start kneading the mixture until it becomes smooth and creamy like frosting! It should become white or pale yellowish-white in color as well (but don’t worry if it doesn’t!).
  • Now you have thick foam that can be used for many projects including making homemade dolls and toys, pillows and mattresses! For example…you could make your own couch cushions by covering them with this foam!
  • If you want colored foam then just add food coloring or liquid watercolor before mixing everything together into one big glob of goodness (that’s what she said).


This is a great DIY project! You can use this recipe to create thick foam in your own kitchen. The best part is that it’s inexpensive and the ingredients are easy to find. If you have any questions about this recipe or would like more information, please let us know in the comments section below.

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