My kids love sensory play, and especially non-messy sensory play, so I seized the opportunity to give Nickelodeon’s newly reformulated Gak and Floam a go. I remember both from my own childhood, and had actually owned the original Floam (Mike remembers playing with Gak).
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Sensory Play with Floam and Gak
The kids thoroughly enjoyed testing both products! They weren’t interested (so far, at least) in creating objects with Floam to dry and keep, but they enjoyed stretching and molding it, and they found the micro beads fascinating!
One note about the Floam: you have to prep it first, and for some reason the Rockin’ Red is incredibly messy. You can see evidence of this in both the container and on the mat. Blazin’ Blue and Electric Yellow weren’t nearly as messy during prep, and made no mess after prep. The red still turned things slightly red for an hour or so after prep.
As much as my kids liked Nickelodeon Floam, Gak was the clear winner in our house! They loved the way it stuck to their skin and would suspend in mid air – and it’s stretchability: