Playfoam® Combo 8-Pack - Educational Insights®
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Playfoam® Combo 8-Pack

Playfoam® Combo 8-Pack

Item #1906  | Ages 3-8
$8.99
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The Big Idea

Preschoolers are free to express their creativity—plus no mess to clean up afterward! Just squish the Playfoam®, shape it however you like, squash it back down, and start all over again. Made just for kids, Playfoam® never dries out so the creativity never ends—and the secret no-stick formula means you can take it anywhere for creative fun on the go.

Shh…They’re Learning!
  • Develops visual artistic talent
  • Encourages creative play
  • A great sensory learning tool
Cut to the Chase
  • Non-toxic molding dough
  • Combo 8-pack
  • Perfect for party favors
  • Easy to store and non-dry


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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Playfoam® Combo 8-Pack
 
3.8

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Engaging (10)
  • Lots of fun (9)
  • Durable (6)
  • Educational (6)
  • Interactive (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Entertainment (10)
    • Young children (10)
    • Indoor (6)
    • Special needs (5)
    • Travel (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Parent of two or more children (6), Education oriented (5), Stay at home parent (4), Parent of multiples (twins etc) (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (8), Yes (4)

    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!

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    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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    4.0

    shaping and molding fun

    By Jodie

    from Torrance, CA

    About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Engaging

    Cons

    • Sticky

    Best Uses

    • Entertainment
    • Special Needs
    • Young Children

    Comments about Playfoam® Combo 8-Pack:

    My children (ages 11 w/ special needs, 8, and 6) enjoyed shaping and molding the play foam and made a list of things they liked and didn't like while they played. The liked that it came in fun colors, was easy to shape and mold, was sturdy, and was a different texture than play dough. They didn't like that it was sticky, that the little balls occasionally fell off and onto the floor, that it could not be smoothed out like play dough, and that there was not much of each color.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    No Mess, No Cleanup

    By Teacher Josh

    from Alhambra, CA

    About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Working Parent

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Educational
    • Engaging
    • Interactive
    • Lots of Fun

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Entertainment
      • Indoor
      • Special Needs
      • Travel
      • Young Children

      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.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      4.0

      Great Toy!

      By Mike

      from Redondo Beach, CA

      About Me Parent Of Multiples (Twins etc)

      Pros

      • Educational
      • Engaging
      • Interactive
      • Lots of Fun

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Young Children

        Comments about Playfoam® Combo 8-Pack:

        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.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        I would buy this product again and again

        By Marcy

        from Torrance, CA

        About Me Parent Of Multiples (Twins etc), Stay At Home Parent

        Pros

        • Doesn't Get Dry
        • Durable
        • Interactive
        • Not Messy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Entertainment
          • Indoor
          • Special Needs
          • Travel
          • Young Children

          Comments about Playfoam® Combo 8-Pack:

          We take the product to restaurants, parks and in the car. It is very engaging.
          The carpet is always clean afterwards.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Great child toy

          By Don

          from Wisconsin

          About Me Grandparent

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Educational
          • Engaging
          • Lots of Fun

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Entertainment
            • Indoor
            • Older Children
            • Special Needs
            • Travel
            • Young Children

            Comments about Playfoam® Combo 8-Pack:

            Good distraction and a fun toy that kids will enjoy.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            Comment on this review

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            seven great colors of play foam

            By Julia

            from Denver, CO

            About Me Parent Of Multiples (Twins etc), Stay At Home Parent

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Educational
            • Engaging
            • Interactive
            • Lots of Fun

            Cons

            • Yellow was bad- so sticky

            Best Uses

            • Entertainment
            • Young Children

            Comments about Playfoam® Combo 8-Pack:

            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.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            Comment on this review

             
            4.0

            Playfoam - more like Playfun!

            By Cat

            from Bay Shore, NY

            About Me Parent Of Two Or More Children

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Engaging
            • Lots of Fun

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Entertainment
              • Young Children

              Comments about Playfoam® Combo 8-Pack:

              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.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              Playfoam: A Busy Mom's Dream

              By Deal Hunting Diva

              from PA

              About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Stay At Home Parent

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Educational
              • Engaging
              • Interactive
              • Lots of Fun

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Entertainment
                • Indoor
                • Travel
                • Young Children

                Comments about Playfoam® Combo 8-Pack:

                My kids love playing with their playfoam. They create something new everytime. Fun and quick to clean up - no clean up, really.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Not for warmer climates

                By BigKid

                from Washington DC

                About Me Education Oriented

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Engaging
                • Lots of Fun

                Cons

                • Flimsy
                • Poor Design

                Best Uses

                • Entertainment

                Comments about Playfoam® Combo 8-Pack:

                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!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                4.0

                Does not Dry out- REALLY!

                By Sam HaveSippy

                from USA

                About Me Education Oriented, Parent Of Two Or More Children, Working Parent

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Educational
                • Engaging
                • Interactive
                • Lots of Fun

                Cons

                • Looks tasty- not good

                Best Uses

                • Entertainment
                • Indoor
                • Young Children

                Comments about Playfoam® Combo 8-Pack:

                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.

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                • No

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