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Monday, January 4, 2010

Play Foam

Brayden came home from my parent's house one day with a present. It was PlayFoam. After reading the box and learning that it was supposedly no mess, I decided that surely the present was for me! We played with it, and it really is quite clean! It isn't 100% mess free, but it is a lot cleaner than play doh. I really, really like it.

You can use this play foam to make and learn all sorts of things. You can make shapes, learn about colors, and make letters to name a few. For the young artist (or old), you can sculpt animals and other creations.

I will be turing to this more often for practicing making letters than play doh. It is much less of a hassel overall. Not to say don't find value in play doh, I do. But this is cleaner and simpler for something like making letters.

I wanted to share this find with you all! The packaging says it is for ages 3 and up, but I did let Kaitlyn play with it. She is 2.5. Happy sculpting!


Abbril said...

We love this too! It's a lot of fun.

The first time we used it we put it on our plastic art trays (from Lakeshore) and they left an awful residue that I havent' been able to clean off with anything. Using it on any other surface seems to be fine just not on plastic.

Have fun!

Wilson Ramblings said...

we love that foam! I left you a bloggy award over at my blog! Thanks for all the inspiration!

Kyle, Amanda, and Tobias said...

I had totally forgotten about that foam stuff! We had that as kids and it is pretty neat. I might have to search some out for Tobias soon, he's pretty good about not eating the crafty stuff I give him :)

Plowmanators said...

Wilson Ramblings, I have been trying to find it, but I can't. Can you direct me? I found your blog, but not the award.

Thanks so much!


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