Plastazote is a non-toxic, odourless, lightweight, buoyant, non-absorbent, non-sticky, washable and dishwasher safe foam. The tubing is available in different sizes and can be used to build up handles on many every day items, like toothbrushes, cutlery, hair brushes, pens, brushes and even pliers.

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It also makes great padding for door handles and as someone who walks into door handles frequently, it’s a blessing. The tubing slides in and stays in place without any adhesive. Add some fabric covers and it makes comfortable and beautiful new easy to grip door handles.

It is one of my favourite materials because it is versatile, affordable, easy to clean and can be cut to size. The tubing usually comes in white or grey at a cost of around £6-8 per metre.

For those who want to do more than just slip on a handle, Plastazote foam can be easily shaped and cut or moulded at relatively temperatures. It is also available in sheets of varying thickness with the option of one-sided adhesive.

Available from Amazon – Prime eligible.