Possible color transfer: Playfoam® may transfer color stain to fabric and plastic
Tactile play rules the day with Playfoam. Kids can squish, roll, smoosh and sculpt while molding the muscles needed to write, draw and manipulate objects with their little hands. Kids will be busy exploring their creativity and shaping their imaginations with Playfoam.
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Really not happy
from New York
Comments about Playfoam® Classic 4-Pack:
Grandma came to babysit and brought this as a fun activity. When I returned home there was a gross residue on the high chair tray where playtime occurred. Other craft activities occur on the try all the time (crayons, playdoh, etc.) and there is never any problem with the cleanup. The residue from this foam is ridiculously hard to get off the tray. The packaging says non-toxic but there is no way I'm allowing my kid to eat off of this tray until this gross residue is completely gone. I have tried cleaning it with soap and a sponge and it will NOT come off. I don't want to use chemicals or anything abrasive that will scratch the tray. This much thought shouldn't have to go into playtime cleanup. This stuff is just gross!
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: Oh no, we're so sorry you had a bad experience with our Playfoam. Our Playfoam is thoroughly tested and is indeed non-toxic, however the colorant used in the sparkle of the Playfoam can leave behind a residue, which sounds like what you experienced. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org we'd love to get you some fun toys for Grandma to play with when she comes over.
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Play foam Fun
from Alvarado texas
About Me Babysitter, Grandparent
they have had so much fun with this product the things they come up with to make .makes my heart smile thank you
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
A Fathers View
By A Critical Father
from Buffalo, NY
About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children, Working Parent
My kids wanted to play with it, but it leaves a sticky residue on everything it touches...almost greasy. and the little balls of foam end up all over and this has glitter mixed in it as well...so you can imagine the weeks you'll be finding glitter in strange places for weeks. My daughter(5) was having fun playing with it, but my son(almost 2) was taste testing it. OK IN THE GARBAGE. Do not buy this...stick with lincoln logs or good old fashioned paper and crayons. Can't imagine ingesting foam is healthy, and the sticky residue sticks to carpet too. It is like a slimey flemmy goop. Pretty colors...maybe find a way to harden this stuff and make xmas ornaments out of it instead.
Merchant response: Oh, no, Critical Dad, sounds like you got a bad batch of Playfoam! It shouldn't stick to ANYTHING at all. Please email email@example.com so I can replace it for you, free of charge. PS - Playfoam is non-toxic, so the bit your son ate won't hurt him!
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Fun and long lasting, limited shaping
By A Mom's Take
from Phoenix, AZ
About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children
My 3 year old has LOVED playing with this playfoam and I seem to find the ball of the mushed together foam in his room just about every morning him having grabbed it to play with in bed! Since the playfoam doesn't dry out I don't have to worry or stress about it being left out of the package! Plus, it has really good about very little mess! Occasionally a few of the tiny foam balls will be separated "from the pack" and get lost but it hasn't been a big deal so far. While it's been a lot of fun for my boys to play with, I do think it's hard to make many things that really represent a real life object. For example, the most creative I really got was a snowman and a hot dog – very simple shapes. It is hard to create really defined lines with the foam so the designs to stay pretty simple. This is really a non-issue for younger children though as they wouldn't be attempting complex designs.Disclosure: I received 2 4-packs of Playfoam for free to review on my website A Mom's Take. Opinions are my own.
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Merchant response: Thanks for a super squishy squashy review! We love the no mess factor and you're right - Playfoam is designed for simple shape making with younger kids - snowmen and hot dogs are perfect!
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