(based on 11 reviews)
of respondents would recommend this to a friend.
Most Liked Positive Review
Fun for all ages!
Play Foam is a fun new play-doh like substance. It is like play-doh as that its fun to build with and squishy in your hands, but it is also unlike it. Play Foam...Read complete review
Play Foam is a fun new play-doh like substance. It is like play-doh as that its fun to build with and squishy in your hands, but it is also unlike it. Play Foam will never dry out nor will it stick into surfaces. This package is nice because it comes with eight different colors, although young kids will probably end up smooshing them all together pretty quickly and once together you can't separate the colors. I love though that its unique consistency allows my sons creative play and building. It is hard to describe the consistency other than to say its like little Styrofoam pieces all together. So far my boys haven't managed to stick it or ruin anything. They actually just like to sit at the kitchen table and just squish it around in their hands! I do wish it came in containers like play-doh to store it in, because even though it won't dry out I still want it stored in something. I ended up using a plastic Tupperware container for the colors. Overall the Play Foam from Educational Insights is a great product for kids to play around with and you really can't beat the price!
Most Liked Negative Review
Waste of money
"Playfoam never dries out so the creativity never ends—and the secret, no-stick formula means you can take it anywhere for imaginative fun on the go!" Bought this for our two-year-old twin...Read complete review
"Playfoam never dries out so the creativity never ends—and the secret, no-stick formula means you can take it anywhere for imaginative fun on the go!" Bought this for our two-year-old twin granddaughters (we were taken in by the display that promoted a tie-in with Jeopardy), planned to have it as a surprise for the girls to play with on 3-hour road trip. Made certain to keep it in the house until we departed, so heat wouldn't be a problem. In spite of our precautions, en route the Playfoam started crumbling, was basically unusable (the girls never actually got to play with it). Disappointing, would rate it "0" if that option were available.
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No Mess, No Cleanup
By Teacher Josh
from Alhambra, CA
About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Working Parent
Comments about Playfoam® Combo 8-Pack:
Unlike play-doh, there really was no mess or cleanup. My children, 7 and 9, enjoyed the texture and ease of use. You would think that it would be sticky, but it only sticks to itself. As a parent, gotta love it! You could see the creativity coming out as I watched my children play with it. I would recommend this to parents. Very inexpensive fun.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Redondo Beach, CA
About Me Parent Of Multiples (Twins etc)
Got this toy for my 2 1/2 year old twins and they love it. They love molding it into different shapes and animals. I was worried the little balls would all fall apart but so far they seem to stick together really well. A good alternative to playdough which is a lot messier and sticks more to playing surfaces.
I would buy this product again and again
from Torrance, CA
About Me Parent Of Multiples (Twins etc), Stay At Home Parent
We take the product to restaurants, parks and in the car. It is very engaging.The carpet is always clean afterwards.
Great child toy
About Me Grandparent
Good distraction and a fun toy that kids will enjoy.
(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
seven great colors of play foam
from Denver, CO
We have lots of fun with this and my children use it in so many creative ways. We love play dough, but it tends to dry out so fast, and this does not. The colors are also vibrant. The only downfall is the yellow one was definitely off and created a huge gross mess. Once we scraped it off of everything, it went straight in the trash.
Merchant response: Hi Julia! Glad to hear your gang is getting creative with no-mess Playfoam! It does sound like something was not quite right about your yellow - please look for an email from us offering a replacement.
Playfoam - more like Playfun!
from Bay Shore, NY
About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children
My daughter loved the playfoam! She likes to mold the foam into various animals and have us guess as to what it is. However, it claims that there is no mess to clean up afterwards and that is not entirely true. The playfoam consists of 100's of little tiny pieces of foam and they will come apart and you will find them all over your house. I do not mind a mess so it didn't bother me but if you are very meticulous about your house, perhaps you shouldn't buy this product. The little balls don't ruin furniture or anything like that - it just sticks to stuff.
Merchant response: Thanks, Cat - we love your daughter's animal guessing game!
Playfoam: A Busy Mom's Dream
By Deal Hunting Diva
About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent
My kids love playing with their playfoam. They create something new everytime. Fun and quick to clean up - no clean up, really.
Merchant response: Thanks, DHD! That's what we love about Playfoam too - unlimited possibilities, never dries out, and no clean up! It's the perfect preschool crafting solution.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Not for warmer climates
from Washington DC
About Me Education Oriented
I love the idea of this because it's in theory very tactille and engrossing. It was a lot of fun to play with while in cold temps but once it was even a touch warmer than room temperature the beads started all sticking to my hands it was falling appart like chewing gum and all the sticky pink residue started staying on my hands turning them neon pink. Maybe I just got a bad batch, I really want to like this product, but right now I can't get the beads off my neon pink hand!
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Merchant response: Oh, no, big kid, this does sound like a bad batch! Normally Playfoam is completely NO MESS. Please look for an email from us offering a replacement.
Does not Dry out- REALLY!
By Sam HaveSippy
It does not dry out, no matter how long you leave it uncovered someplace. I am going on nearly a month uncovered in the stockroom at the Pre-K- and it is still just fine. Side note? My son ate some- and I can tell you for sure it's non-toxic. Ugh. First thing he ever ate that WASN'T food, LOL.
Merchant response: Thanks for the review and please tell your son to stick to real food! (but, yes, Playfoam is completely non-toxic, so nothing to worry about :))
By Cher @ Mom and More
from Chicago, IL
Merchant response: It's squishy, squashy, shaping fun at Cher's house! See you there!
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