Handicraft, starting from USA and Germany, EVA foam sheet was generally adopted as handicraft material in mid 1990s. EVA foam sheet as handicraft was called "Moosgummi" in Europe. Moosgummi is the term "rubber foam" in German. The word "Moosgummi" has became a common name of EVA foam in Germany, Switzerland and some European countries.
Original EVA foam material are mainly produced in two forms: blocks and tubes. Suppliers of EVA foam blocks usually slice the blocks into custom thicknesses called EVA foam sheets.
Traditional EVA foam material is mainly used for shoe insoles, sport goods, mats for karate, taekwondo, yoga, martial art exercises, and machinery cushion. With highly improved manufacturing process and new chemical formula, higher grade of EVA foam materials comply with EN 71 and ASTM F963 safety standards are available. Most of these new materials are used for toys, educational and handicraft items.