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    Adhesive for foam sheets?

    I've never worked with craft foam before.

    I'm making party decorations for my daughter's 3rd birthday party and I'm making a replica of a tin can phone and I thought that craft foam would be inepxensive and she could play with the phone later. I have the bottoms cut out and the edges ready to go but I'm not sure what the best adhesive is for this since the foam is so porous.

    I need to adhere (1) the bottoms to the sides and (2) the seam of the side.

    Should I forget glue and try staples or clear packing tape (on the inside)? I'd prefer not to use staples since she'll probably use it as a toy after the party.

    BTW: The theme is "The Wonderpets" from Nick Jr. in case anyone was curious why I'm making a tin can phone. I'm also making a Flyboat, for those who are familiar w/ the show ;)

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    i'd probably go with white glue since it is porous. perhaps let it dry just a tad so it gets tacky and then stick it. if you're going all around the can, hold the foam sheets on with rubber bands or clip them somehow. this website i just checked said that spray glue would work well: http://www.alleycatscratch.com/lotr/...at/FunFoam.htm

    i would think that hot glue or tape of any kind would be a bad idea if your daughter is going to play with this thing considering how easily removable those adhesives are, though they would be a very easy fix, if you will.

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    How about that Tacky Glue? I've never used that either. Would that work the same as white glue?

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    i think they have foam glue at craft stores, but Tacky glue (which is thick white glue) would probably work if you could use rubber bands or something to hold everything in place as it dries.

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    Rubber cement? You can put it on each piece, let it dry and then connect them so they do not slide around.

    White glue works too but you have to keep it from sliding.

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    i'm wondering if rubber cement might react with the foam, though. i read on that site i listed above that some glues will "melt" the foam....

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    it depends on the properties of the foam, but i would definitely try a scrap before using rubber cement, since it could melt the foam.


 

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