When I was little, I was obsessed with some nastiness called Slime that came in a plastic trash can and was filled with rubber worms. It was, indeed, slimy and had the visceral charm of a bucket full of boogers. Perfect kid toy, obviously. I remember sometime later that my younger cousins had similar stuff that was slightly less gross because it wasn't a pale, translucent yellow-green. Their slimey muck came in perky eighties day-glo colors, in a container that looked like the splat logo of the then-new cable channel, Nickelodeon. See, I am old and can remember the days before MTV Networks ruled the world. It was called Gak and, much to the delight of my kids, Gak is Back:
We received a care package with several packs of Gak and Floam to play with and the kids were pretty excited to get their hands dirty. Or busy, at least, since both products are thankfully pretty mess-free and self-contained. We used a playmat, just to be sure!
Roo and Jasper were more enamored with Gak than Floam, probably because it makes a fart sound when you trap air in it. My kids are classy that way. It's also easy to inflate, which makes an even louder, more compelling fart sound, as Roo demonstrates below:
Gak and Floam are non-toxic and non-staining, as well as being phthalate, latex and BPA-free. Both are available now at Target, Toys R Us, Bed, Bath and Beyond, A.C. Moore and Walgreens locations nationwide.
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In accordance to the FTC Guidelines and the WOMMA Code of Ethics, I am disclosing that we received complimentary samples of products to facilitate this review. No other compensation was provided and all opinions are, as usual, entirely my own.