What is it about goopy, icky, slimy things that interests kids SO much? I mean they’re messy.
Oh heck, who am I kidding? What’s not to love about getting your hands dirty in a pile of sticky gloop? hahaa!
Nickelodeon, known for their tv slime in a multitude of colors, sure knows what kids like… even “kids at heart” like me. It was always kind of a secret dream of mine to go on their show and get a big bucket ‘o slime dumped over me. My family probably wouldn’t have ever believed that since I’m picky about my hair but I don’t mind getting dirty. Getting out in my flowerbeds and digging in the dirt is one of my favorite activities. hehee!
So, as you can see, I understand why kids are drawn to products such as Nickelodeon’s newest formula of Floam and Gak. They’re both sticky and gooey and make you say “Ewwww!” but they’re tons of fun to play with.
If you’re just looking for some gross out, goopy fun, you’ll love Gak. You can squish, squeeze, stretch, and pull it. AND there’s more… Gak bounces and you can blow it up like a balloon. Just take a piece of Gak, stick in a straw (sealing around the edges) and blow. Watch how it expands into a large bubble… but hurry because it pops pretty quickly.
Once you’re done stretching Gak to it’s maximum capacity and getting your fill of squishing it between your fingers, put Gak back inside it’s “splat’ shaped container. Keep your ears open because this stuff makes some pretty funny noises… “eww, who did that?” hahaa.
Craft anyone? Floam is great for molding and shaping. And this new formula compound makes playtime fun for hours. It shapes and molds into and onto anything you want — create a flower, dinosaur, car, and more. Or mold it onto a toy, plastic bottle, clock, the possibilities are endless. Plus, clean up is a cinch.
It’s recommended that you play with Floam and Gak away from carpeting, upholstery, and painted surfaces — a table covered in plastic is perfect for playtime — but if for some reason any fabric or unwanted surfaces come into contact with Floam or Gak, you can remove it with warm water and a sponge or cloth. Dried floam can be loosened by applying a wet cloth for several minutes, then remove as much as possible with your hands. For gak on carpeting, you may need to use a stain remover. If there has been prolonged exposure, these locations may experience discoloration.
When you first begin playing with Gak and Floam, you’ll notice that both products are very sticky, but don’t despair and give up. For maximum results, using clean, dry hands, remove them from their containers and knead for a few minutes, allowing the compound to dry a little. With a bit of an initial work out, the compounds will become super stretchy allowing you to create all kinds of fun objects (out of floam) and stretching up to nearly 100 feet (with gak).
You can find Nickelodeon Floam and Gak in retailers such as Target, Walgreens, and Toys R Us nationwide for an average retail price of $6.99 each.
Both Floam and Gak make really fun, inexpensive toys that are SO entertaining, once you pick them up, you won’t want to put them down.
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