File puptcrit/puptcrit.0705, message 110

Date: Sun, 13 May 2007 20:00:08 -0400
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] puptcrit Digest, Vol 31, Issue 14

Well, if you are trying to find it, craft/fun/L200 foam is technically
what's called closed cell polyethylene foam. It's a non absorbent foam and
that is used for all kinds of stuff, but most commonly for flotation devices
and sleeping pads for campers.

Typically you want to purchase foam like this wholesale from distributors of
foam products. I know it's expensive and a pain, but the advantage is that
it usually comes in white and a variety of different densities and
thicknesses. For smaller quantities in Montreal try the Mountain Equipment
Co-Op store, which I think is on Blvd. L'Acadie. They sell it in the camping
section in a couple different thicknesses usually. The only drawback is that
it's usually blue or yellow and that can pose problems if you have to paint
it or cover it with a thin material.

Canadian Tire often carrys similar sleeping pads in most of their stores,
but they tend to be more expensive and narrower.

BTW, the Puppet Building Wiki has a good article about the most common types
of foam used in puppet building at

- Andrew

On 5/13/07, <> wrote:
> Message: 6
> Date: Sat, 12 May 2007 19:21:10 -0400
> From: Mathieu Ren? <>
> Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Foamie / craft foam
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> Hi Andrew.
> Can you tell us what type of industry, and perhaps chain stores, that
> carry
> this specific foam in the larger sheets than that sold as craft foam?
> I see many mentions of it on the Net, but besides big companies I'd have
> to
> order from, I see no mention of industry types so far.
> Thanks

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