All About Foam Board!

Ah, foam board. It has so many uses, we are always hearing, because foam board is so versatile. It is lightweight, yet rigid enough to be used as a structural element, not just as a backing alternative to canvas or wood, and is easy to cut. It can be glued to and painted on. It comes in a huge variety of colors, a wide range of specialty uses, and can be used for art and crafts, in home decor, for office projects, and so much more!

Not only are there a ton of ways you can use foam board, but there are many different types of foam board. You can find acid free foam board for archival purposes, biodegradable foam board for environmentally conscious use, self adhesive foam board, flame resistant foam board, non memory foam board, or dent-resistant foam board, and the list goes on and on.

We are always hearing about the different uses for foam board from our customers, so we thought we would share just a few of the many creative ways to use this great art tool:

Mounting Photos
Dollhouse or castle
Puppets and puppet theatre
Game board and game pieces
Decorative storage boxes
Bulletin Boards
Display Cases
Light reflector for photography
3D Art
Holiday Decor
Presentation display
Screen printing
Halloween Costumes
Architectural models

Which Board?

Struggling with which foam board is best for you and your project? Check out our extensive foam board comparison chart for foam board and its many applications.

Custom Cuts

Most retailers only offer foam board in standard sizes, but we offer custom cut sizes, large sheets, and everything in between! And we will even deliver it. Just email us at

Strength Test

Do you need something stronger than foam board, but still lightweight and easy to cut? Then we recommend exploring Gator board, foam boards tougher cousin!