Mats often can be bought in packs of four or six.

EVA (Ethylene-vinyl acetate ) foam is often used as an alternative to fibreglassed pepakura. It has a distinctive texture each side - one side is smooth, whereas the other has an angular, ridged texture.

It is commonly used as yoga mats, or floor mats in dojos or childcare centres to reduce abrasion and injurys related to falling or hard impacts.

Building with foam[edit | edit source]

Foam armour can be built using the aid of templates, which have a similar role to pepakura. Templates are often a low detail version, or simplified version of an existing model or file, that has been optimised to work with the natural properties of the foam - such as its flexibility, or thickness.

Once pieces have been cut, hot glue is the predominant method of assembling the parts into a larger piece.

Paint can be applied straight to the foam, but due to its porous nature, results are lackluster. Many builders prefer to seal the foam with a clear, or protective layer. Plastidip, or an alternative mix of PVA glue and water can be built up in layers to create a good seal.

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