Darice Assorted Primary Colors Craft Foam Sheets
Last updated date: September 15, 2020
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These foam sheets are soft and hold shape, making them a good choice for costume creations, masks and more. In our analysis of 0 expert reviews, the Darice Darice Assorted Primary Colors Craft Foam Sheets placed 2nd when we looked at the top 5 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.
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From The Manufacturer
Foam Sheet measure 12 in x 18 in and is available in primary colors. It is ideal to cut and shape and is sold as 12 sheets per pack.
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An Overview On Craft Foam Sheets
Foam sheets are popular for adding texture to a crafted item. They are made of ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer foam, or EVA, a durable plastic foam that is an alternative to materials such as rubber and vinyl often used because of its ability to remain strong at low temperatures and its resistance to UV rays and cracking.
Foam sheets are typically inexpensive when purchased in bulk. They’re great for use in costumes and theatrical sets because they are somewhat water-resistant and durable at various temperatures. Good craft foam sheets can be spray-painted without showing cracks in the paint. They also hold to stickiness well.
When buying craft foam sheets, consider the type of materials you will use for the rest of the project. Determine whether a simple sheet will work best or perhaps a fancier piece such as one with glitter will work better for your project.
Crafters use foam sheets with rubber stamps because they can hold impressions; the raised part of the stamp sinks into the foam well. They are also popular for creating embellishments and giving dimension to a craft.
Foam sheets have endless uses because they can be easily cut and pierced, such as in sewing crafts. They can often be bought with adhesive or magnetic backing, and some can even be wiped clean to give you a fresh start on your craft.
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Foam craft sheets are a creation from foam core or foam board, which was made for the graphic arts industry in the 1950s. The term “foam core” originates from the “Fome-Cor” trade name by Monsanto Company. Foam sheets are often used by photographers to help manipulate lighting because they can act as a reflector.
The Craft Foam Sheet Buying Guide
- Stampers will want to avoid purchasing craft foam sheets with shiny coatings as the stamp could easily wipe off.
- Practice stamping something on paper before stamping on a craft foam sheet to avoid wasting the sheet.
- Stamps you use on craft foam sheets can be colored with a variety of methods such as ink, markers, pens, chalks and more.
- Save your scraps. Once a craft foam sheet has been cut, you may need the smaller, unused pieces for projects in the future.
- You can use hot glue on craft foam sheets, though the shape of the sheet could change depending on how hot it gets. If hot glue doesn’t seem to work for your project, try something stronger such as Gorilla Glue.
- Be aware that the sheets may have a strong chemical smell that could be bothersome to those with sensitivities. It is sometimes akin to smelling a marker or paint.
- Hairdryers are not effective at molding and shaping craft foam sheets because they don’t get hot enough, but craft heat guns will get the job done.
- Aim for purchasing craft foam sheets made with EVA that is Formamide-free. Formamide is used by some manufacturers to make the foam sheets softer, but it is considered by some to be a carcinogen.