My favorite crafting tools

The list of tools for crafting can be quite long... It all depends on the materials and techniques you prefer.

As I use EVA foam a lot, I thought I'd list the tools I use most often. With Amazon links to make your shopping easier.

* With the exception of some items that are rarer, you can also buy most of these tools at local hardware and craft stores.

The links below are affiliate links. This means that if you purchase one of these items using the link, I will receive a small commission.

It's a simple way to support my work and my business. Thank you very much!

By the way, if you want to learn a bit more about EVA foam, I recommend reading my blog post: EVA foam 101. You'll find a bit more information about the material, the importance of each tool, and how to use it all together.

To cut the foam

There's nothing like a good, sharp exacto knife for cutting foam. And to make sure your blade lasts a long time, you need a good cutting mat and a sharpening block.

precision knife

heavy duty cutter

cutting mat

sharpening block

To measure

I like to use different types of rulers when I'm working. Depending on the project, its size and its shape.

transparent ruler (cm)

transparent rule (in)

curved ruler


For sanding and polishing

The rotary tool is an excellent tool for sanding and polishing EVA foam. I like having a large range of heads to make my work easier. Depending on the size of the details to be made.

rotary tool

sanding head for rotary tool

polishing head for rotary tool

The die cutters

To go a little further in your foam work, cutting machines can be super interesting. My Silhouette Portrait allows me to cut 2mm foam and make precise and regular cuts. Depending on your budget, it's worth taking a look at other brands too (which are more powerful and offer more possibilities).

By the way, if you want to know more about everything you can do with that kind of cutting machine, take a look at my blog post: 8 materials to use with your cutting machine

Silhouette Portrait

Silhouette Cameo

Cricut Maker

Brother cutter

I hope this little list of tools will help you equip yourself for EVA foam work. Or simply add a few handy items to your workshop.

Keep on crafting!