EVA foam is one of the best and easiest go-to materials for constructing costumes and props. It’s light, inexpensive, versatile, and can easily be cut and heat-shaped for a snug fit. With enough time, patience, and the right tools, EVA foam can be finished to look like nearly any material. Use to create costume armor, headpieces, prop weapons, and other accessories.
These sheets are just under 2mm in thickness and come in 10 colors: red, orange, yellow, green, light blue, dark blue, pink, purple, white, and, of course, Adafruit black.
It’s also easy to add NeoPixels and other electronic glowy goodness to your foam work. For more DIY prop inspiration, check out Erin St. Blaine’s learn guide for Wonder Woman Bracers or the Ruiz Brothers’ Obsidian Sword from Steven’s Universe.
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.