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Diorama Foam and Tools

Want to know more about working with foam to make dioramas, projects, weapons and more? I have a video here:

I have a series of tutorials on how to make dioramas with foam. My favorite foam is something called XPS (Extruded Polystyrene). I have a tutorial with video on making a dungeon diorama here:


New: Make a Dungeon Diorama with 3d Printed Miniatures

I show you some great techniques for making a dungeon diorama which is also good for table top gaming. I also have some 3d printed minatures in this diorama. Make a Dungeon Diorama



SmoothFoam makes a wide variety of EPS products. It is both EPS that has been molded and EPS Beads that have been molded

This DOW Foam is my favorite foam. It is strong and light and easily carvable. I use this in just about all my projects. It is rather expensive though. And you can buy smaller sheets at your local Home Depot or Lowes. Typically 1 inch thick and 24x24"

DOW Craft Styrofoam Foam Sheets, These are called "Styrofoam" That is because Dow owns that product name. But these are Extruded Polystyrene sheets. They are the exact material that I use in the video tutorial.

This picture shows several thicknesses of foam being used to create terrain. The inch measurements of the foam on this page denote the thickness of the foam.

Foam Sheet, 1/4" WOOST1422

Foam Sheet, 1/2" WOOST1423

Foam Sheet, 1" WOOST1424

Foam Sheet, 2"

Foam Sheet, 3"

Foam Sheet, 4"

Tools for Working with Foam


Foam Cutter

Hot Wire Foam Cutter - Product Description
Woodland Scenics SubTerrain Hot Wire Foam Cutter. FEATURES: Adjustable collars allows for clean, accurate cuts in foam. No mess! Heats instantly. Also adjusts for angle cuts. Special nichrome wire. On/off trigger for cutter. AC/AC adaptor. Assembly and use instructions provided. INCLUDES: One Hot Wire Foam Cutter REQUIRES: Assembly 120V AC Outlet (US Standard AC)


Foam Tack Glue

Foam Tack Glue, 12oz



Subterrain Foam Putty

Foam Putty, Pint



Foam Knife

Foam Knife


Foam Nails

Foam Nails, 2" (75)


Foam Markers, Red/Black (2 each)


Foam Glue Sticks

Low Temp Foam Glue Sticks (10)


Low Temp Foam Glue Gun


Foam Smooth-It, 1qt


Make styrofoam diorama landscaping Here are some great pictures and tips on how to make professional looking diorama's using styrofoam. Styrofoam Diorama Making