Friday, October 29, 2010

Buckets-O-Fun

 When we received the “It can’t get any Yuckier!” and “Sticky Yuck!” packets from Buckets-O-Fun in the mail, my kids could not wait to try them out. They even agreed to work together on the projects! “Sticky Yuck!” contained one small packet of granules and directions on the card to which it was stapled (only required water and a bowl to make). The “It can’t get any Yuckier!” packet contained 3 small packets of granules—Chunky, Snowy, and Saucy—complete with fun project ideas attached. My package also contained 2 pages of fun games, FAQ, and a science fact/project flier.




So, what is Yuck? You guessed it: slime! My teenage girls were fascinated by it, so I’m guessing it would be a huge hit with grade school boys (or kids of all ages). These hands-on projects can be used for fun, to reinforce a science concept, or to entertain kids at parties, camps, or other events. This is not just a homeschool product; it’s for everyone who doesn’t mind a little mess to have a lot of fun.




"Eeeeewwww!! This is soooo cool!" The tiny packets actually made quite a bit of yuck, except for the Chunky Yuck, which didn't fluff up a whole lot for some reason. As you can see from our pictures, we added food coloring, which made it a whole lot more fun--especially adding green to the Sticky Yuck. The favorite Yuck product was the Sticky Yuck because it felt like snot, as proclaimed on the pamphlet. Comment overheard: "So, they (the makers) must pick their noses a lot if they know what snot feels like!" Overall, the Yuck products were a huge hit with my girls and their friends.

Check out Buckets-O-Fun’s complete line of products on their website, including the X-Force Eliminator, Finger Rockets, Inflatable Fun, and Yuck accessories. You can also access their Safety Data Sheet. Prices vary on the amount you order (1, 5, or 50 pounds). A free sample is available from their website just for the asking.

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