How To Build A DIY Foam Machine

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How To Build A DIY Foam Machine

Are you looking for a fun and inexpensive way to entertain your kids this summer?

How about making a foam machine! It’s so much easier to make than you might think, and you most likely already have the materials you need lying around your house.

To learn how to make your own foam machine check out the full tutorial and video below!


foam machine DIY supplies



Step 1: Grab your trash can or barrel and add 5 bottles of baby shampoo.

girls filling trash can up with baby shampoo for foam machine

Step 2: Fill the trash can halfway with water.

water being added to trash can for foam machine

Step 3: Place your beach towel over the top of the trash can covering about 3/4 of the top. When you do this, you should see some of the bubbles on the inside of your trash can.

Step 4: Grab a hose and stretch it out if need be. Then take one end of the hose and place it into the opening that you left in your trash can in step 3 (you will want the end of the hose to touch the bottom of the inside of your trash can). Finally, cover the hose with the rest of your beach towel.

woman adding hose to inside of trash can

Step 5: Grab your leaf blower and place it into the other end of your hose from step 4.

Step 6: Wrap some duct tape or electrical tape around the part where the hose and beach towel meet. By doing this, we are ensuring that the hose will not come loose from the inside of the trash can.

girl adding tape around hose

Step 7: Grab your ratchet strap, place it around the top portion of your trash can, and tighten it into place. By adding a ratchet strap, we are making sure that the beach towel does not come off the trash can and that everything stays in place.

ratchet strap around trash can

Step 8: Turn on your leaf blower and watch your foam machine come to life!

diy foam machine

girls playing with diy foam machine

boy and dog playing with foam machine

Creating this foam machine was so much fun, and it did keep the kids entertained for a few hours (lol)!


If you are looking for another way to keeps your kids entertained this summer, then check out our tutorial for making your own Ninja Warrior course!

How To Make Your Own Ninja Warrior Course


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