What is Floam? It reminds me of Play-Doh because kids can use it for sculpting shapes and objects. It can also be used to add decorative touches to existing items such as picture frames, magnets, boxes, windows and mirrors. The cool thing about Floam is that each package comes with different colored microbeads. This allows your child to mix Floam together or make items into art forms for different artistic effects.
The consistency of it is like a combination of glue and slime. MMM sounds good! Once your kids are done playing with it they have two choices. They can either leave their [tags]floam[/tags]creation in place and let it dry to a hard surface. If they don’t want the object to dry, they can return Floam to its container to use another day. Floam claims that it is made to be used over and over again.
Floam - Good Points
I’m really trying to find some positive comments but I have not found any positive feedback from parents or their kids.
Floam - Bad Points
- Most consumers thought the TV ad was great but couldn’t figure out how to make the items they saw on the commercial.
- Microbeads stick to anything they touch and may be difficult to clean up. It may be better to wait for the product to dry overnight before trying to clean it up.
- The colors in the microbeads are not colorfast and you may have scrub a while to get the color out of anything the product touches.
- The Floam site claims that it is water soluble yet I’ve read comments that the color of the Floam only faded from stained clothes and did not fully come out.
- Texture and smell of the product are bad to work with.
- Not finger friendly.
- Dries too quickly.
- For kids - not fun and very frustrating.
- Product is hard when you get it out of the container.
- Really sticky and sticks to a lot of things you don’t want it to stick to including your hands.
- It stains stuff pretty easily.
- Most consumers found it quite expensive even when the product was on sale.
Floam really does look like a lot of fun and the floam website looks like its fun and interactive for kids. I honestly couldn’t find one single positive comment from a consumer. Maybe the creators of Floam will come up with another brilliant toy...like concrete in a tube!