We received samples of yuck to review from Buckets O' Fun. The children loved this stuff! There are four different kinds of yuck which is made from an acrylic polymer. We got to play and experiment with chunky, saucy, snowy, and sticky. Rather than describe what this is I will include lots of pictures so you can see it.
I gave the sticky and chunky to my teen son to see what he would do with them. He hydrated the samples and played around for awhile. We added more water to the chunky and left it overnight to see how big the pieces would get. The little ones played with it the next day.
|Sticky is very sticky|
We also set aside two small samples of snowy and saucy to see which one would dry out the fastest. The saucy won after three days.
With our sample of snowy we decided to try one of the activities from the suggested games page which came with our samples. We smoothed snowy out in a baking dish and then the children used cookie cutters to cut shapes out of it. We all admired the sparkly snowy properties of this sample when we took it out into the sunlight.
I think this stuff would be lots of fun in large volumes for a school or youth group activity. I would not like to be the one in charge of clean up though. I would highly suggest ordering a sample before deciding to use yuck! It is best used outside with access to a hose for clean up.
I would recommend this product for homeschools tolerant of messier activities. You also might want to consider using disposable containers for yuck. I didn't appreciate the clean up required even though the children were good about washing their hands well outside. It does take a lot of washing to get all of it off your hands. Oh, and it is only good for one use, a throw away toy.
To purchase this product or order samples visit the Buckets-O-Fun website. The different types of yuck range from $16.00 to $20.00 per pound. One pound makes up to 60 gallons of yuck! They also sell accessories to use with the yuck.
If you would like to read more reviews of this product visit TOS Homeschool Crew's blog.
I received a free sample of this product in order to write this review. I have expressed my honest opinion.