Thursday, October 28, 2010

TOS Review - Buckets O Fun

As part of the TOS crew we had the opportunity to review Buckets - O Fun's Yuck! products

We were given a sampler of four Yuck products:






Along with the Yuck samplers we were given a sheet that explains just what Yuck is and included ideas for science experiments and a pamphlet with fun and creative ways to play with your Yuck.

Our samples came in small packets of dried material, about 1 tsp each, that resembled dust or beads, depending on the type of Yuck you're using.  (you can get your own free sample by clicking here, scroll towards the bottom where you'll find how to order)

 Following the directions, we added the water to our sample and watched to see what would happen. All of the Yuck products began to absorb water quickly, the Chunky being the slowest. We tried out some of the suggested experiments measuring the amount of product we began with and comparing to how much product we ended with, charting to see how long it takes for the product to absorb water and which product absorbed the most water.  Most of the experiments are observational type so students of all ages can participate!

After our products were done absorbing all the water (each one had a different absorption rate), the real fun began!  We invited our neighbors over so they too could enjoy playing with Yuck.  I let them look through all the game suggestions and they decided to ditch those and go for the one they all liked, a Yuck fight! LOL  Oh my, the Yuck was flying.  Good thing I had already planned on doing this outside and it was a beautiful day!

 E. demonstrating some Sticky Yuck, while A. is getting ready to throw some Chunky Yuck

Saucy Yuck has the consistency of applesauce

We had boys and girls, ages 7-12 having so much fun digging into their buckets of Yuck and flinging it at each other. It didn't take long for everyone to be covered in a soupy, sticky, gloppy mess nor for all of them to have huge smiles on their faces!  After the flinging was over, which only happened when the product was completely gone, I got out the hose and hosed them all down, over and over and over and over!  This stuff is water soluble so it doesn't just "wash off".  After the hose, I got out some vinegar and let them wipe it off their skin and rinse their hair. They all changed clothes and we set the clothes out to dry. Once they were dry, I shook them out and then threw them into the washing machine.  Make sure you follow the instructions closely on the packaging for how to take care of Yuck if it does get on your clothing. You definitely do not want to just wash this product down the drain. Knowing I didn't want to hassle with cleaning any of my own bowls without using my drain, I mixed my samples in disposable buckets, which made clean up a breeze. :)

S. demonstrating just how sticky Sticky Yuck is. His fingers were sticking together!

The chunks in the grass that look like ice cubes are really, Chunky Yuck.  A's. non-bandaged foot is also stepping on some Sticky Yuck but it doesn't show up very well in this picture.
By the looks on all the kids faces, it was apparent that Yuck was a huge success and should I be needing a fun, albeit messy, game for a group get together, I will definitely keep Yuck in mind. 

Click here for some video's describing Yuck and showing how to mix up some Sticky Yuck and various ways it can be used (if you don't want to just throw it at each other that is ;) ).

So, what do you get when you buy some Yuck? First, you choose what type you'd like to purchase. They come in 1, 5 and 50 pound packages and they make gallons of Yuck product once you hydrate them! That's a whole lot of fun. :)   The prices start at $16 and go up from there depending on your Yuck product and amount you purchase.  You can find all the pricing and ordering info on their very easy to navigate website.  While you're there, make sure you check out the accessories that  go along with their Yuck slime.

Besides Yuck products, Buckets - O Fun has a bunch of other fun games that are sure to put smiles on everyone's faces! From Finger Rockets to Water Fun toys, you will be sure to find something that puts a smile on your face. Make sure to check out their website for all of their fun games.

To see what other TOS Crew members thought of Yuck, click here.

I received this product free for the purpose of reviewing it.  I received no other compensation for this review.  The opinions expressed in this review are my personal, honest opinions.

1 comment:

Nikki said...

I had no idea what this review was all about! It looks like it was a fun one though!