Glam Goo Deluxe Slime – Review

With one of the top toy trends at the moment being slime related, the Glam Goo Deluxe Slime set was sure to get a positive first impression from my daughter so I was keen for her to try it out and give me her views.  The set comes boxed featuring a good sized glitter plastic handbag with sections inside to store all of your fantastic slime creations in.

 

The set contains:

  • Glitter storage handbag
  • Double finger storage ring
  • Pot of Glam Goo (clear slime)
  • 3 pots of mixed glitter – Cloud Crunch, Daydreams, and Unicorn Tears
  • 2 colours – Electric Blue and Pinky Promise
  • 1 scent – Violet Vibe
  • 1 mixing spoon

So essentially you have a large pot of clear slime and you are free to make any creation you wish with it using the glitters, colours and scent although there are some suggestions of combinations to follow on the included instruction sheet,

The three glitters are all really pretty and themed with different shaped pieces and shiny colour combinations.  There are two pots of iridescent powder colours and some lilac scent to add a fragrance to your glitter.

As you can imagine my 11yr old was super eager to get started and began by giving the entire pot of slime a good knead to soften and stretch which she thoroughly enjoyed and found very therapeutic.

It was then time to get creative with the Glam Goo and add the glitters, scent and powder colours to make various different combinations which you can store in the ten compartments of the glitter storage handbag.  Miss M really enjoyed this part and came up with an array of pink, blue & lilac slimes with different glitter combinations in each one.

There really are numerous possibilities and you can change and add to them later on.  Miss M found that some her colours were quite pale at first so when she got them out to play with the next time she added more colour pigment or some extra glitter to make them more vibrant.

I think the storage case is a brilliant idea and something my daughter really loved.  It enables you to store the slime safely and the sections mean that your different combinations don’t get mixed up.  You can even store some slime in the heart compartment on the front of the Glam Goo bag.

One thing my daughter loved was how the slime settled and spread out evenly in the sections when it was left alone and she found it pleasant to pick up and play with again at anytime.  It’s non sticky, very stretchy and has a great texture that you can pull, break, roll and stick back together again.

The ultimate fun of the Glam Goo Deluxe set though has to be how portable your slime is.  You can carry it around in its fun storage case with over the shoulder strap and play with it at your leisure anywhere you go.

This set is an absolute winner with my daughter, she loves everything about it, from making the slime, playing with the slime and carrying it around with her.  Glam Goo Deluxe set has our seal of approval and I think that it’s non sticky texture and secure storage make it a great gift for girls!

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.

Slime, Gelli Baff and SnoBall fun with Zimpli Kids – Review

Do your kids love playing with Slime, Gelli and Fake Snow?  Then Zimpli Kids have the answer to all of their messy play dreams with simple, easy to use products that kids love and parents don’t have to worry about too much mess.  We were sent to review a selection of their products to try out and see what we thought.

The Slime Baff is a really easy to use slime kit made by simply adding a sachet to a bath of water and stirring around until it thickens up and becomes….. SLIME!!  The children were excited at this and happily got their arms in to stir around the green, gooey looking water and they loved feeling it turning into slime, not quite believing that I was actually going to let them get into an entire bath full of slime!  (For me though, this seems like a contained way to play, keeping all the mess in one place)

Once in the bath it was impossible to contain their excitement swishing the slime around, stretching it in to the air and showing each other what they could do with it!

Here’s a short slime video to show you the slime in action and my 8yr old’s thoughts on Zimpli Kids Slime Baff after he’d come out of the bath tub and I think I can safely say it was a complete hit and something they’d definitely do again.  What I love about it is when they have finished playing (about an hour later), you just dilute the slime a little bit before letting it run down the plug hole.  I then transferred the children across to the shower for a rinse off and their daily wash. Simple!

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Next up from Zimpli Kids is Gelli Baff which is a firm favourite with us having first tried it back in 2013 with my then 6 yr old.  She’s now 11 and loved it just as much this time and my boy who just admired from afar last time as a toddler but this time got completely stuck in and thoroughly enjoyed himself.

With the Gelli Baff you simply stir the coloured sachet into the water, the solution gradually thickens up to produce a jelly like consistency.  As you can see below we made it quite thick at first and slowly added more water to get it to a soft textured mixture that the children enjoyed sitting in as it was warm and loved feeling it endlessly running through their fingers.

The children found this relaxing but fun and when you’ve had enough you simply add the sachet of salt to dissolve the mixture before letting it run down the plughole.

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Our final product to share from Zimpli Kids is SnoBall Play which is a small sachet that when mixed with water creates a fake like snow substance allowing you to mould snow balls and have a snow ball fight.  Seeing as we rarely get snow in the South West, the children were delighted to try this one out.

Mixing with water produced a soft mouldable snow like substance that the children were really excited with.  Despite the weather being damp and cold, we had a brief sunny spell so they got outside and started making their snow balls.  All I could hear was excitement and laughter as they attempted to hit each other.

The SnoBall Play went down a treat with my two and they were constantly entertained and giggling until the snow ran out!  They then came in and despite the snowy substance being left on the lawn I didn’t have to worry as it’s degradable and a couple of days later I noticed that it had all disappeared.

Overall I have to say that all of the Zimpli Kids products have provided much enjoyment, fun, laughter and all round entertainment for my children.  The products are different from their normal toys and activities, all kids love a tactile substance to get their hands into and who doesn’t love a good old snowball fight?

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions. We are not paid for reviews although we do receive the product to try out and enable us to write the review.

Making Slime at the National Marine Aquarium

A few weekends ago, the National Marine Aquarium put on an special activity for children “Slime Weekend”.  I had no ideal what it entailed but being annual members we decided to pop down to entertain the children for a couple of hours.  Although it ended up with me dropping the children off with daddy while I did the weekly supermarket shop, then went back to pick them up.

When they came out they were very excited, telling me that they had made their own goo, put their hands in it and it was so much fun!!  I was impressed with all the pictures daddy had taken and love looking through them especially this one below of them dressed in lab coats ready to start the slime making process.  It seems neither would look at the camera at the same time though!

Goo 1It was then time to get mixing!!

Goo 3Now for some sensory fun, feeling the slime with our fingers!

goo 4Ooh, and now a huge bowl to get our hands into!!

goo 5What fabulous sensory fun, the looks on their faces shows how much fun they had.  They then moved on to a huge tank of slime which they could touch and feel with fishy shaped toys inside.  Daddy said this reminded him of Gelli Baff, so something you could easily recreate at home.

Goo 2What an excellent way to entertain children and something a bit different.  I do love the activity room at the aquarium as each weekend there are various crafty activities to entertain little ones.  The slime one has to be the best yet though!