Friday, October 29, 2010

YUCK! by Buckets of Fun

We recently had lots of fun playing with gooey, slimy, Yuck from Buckets-O-Fun. "Buckets-O-Fun is a one stop shopping with unique products for the creation of fun filled social and recreational events."

What is Yuck?
Yuck products are various types of slime. They are made from an acrylic polymer and each Yuck type is different:

Chunky Yuck: It looks like rock salt when dry and hydrates to the size of machine ice cubes.
Saucy Yuck: It starts out as a powder and when hydrated has the consistency of applesauce.
Snowy Yuck: When dry it has the consistency of sugar. When hydrated it looks like slushy snow.
Sticky Yuck: When hydrates it has the consistency of snot.

How Can it Be Used? 

Yuck products are perfect for games! There is a whole game idea sheet available on using these products. These would be perfect for large group events, youth groups, co-ops, and parties! Think Yuck wrestling, Yuck balloon toss, Yuck relays and more!

We did a science experiment with one of our Yuck samples. Buckets-O-Fun has come up with some science experiments to go along with the Yuck products. We went ahead and did the Sticky Yuck experiment.

We measured, observed and created our Sticky Yuck. Then we measured how far we could get it to stretch before breaking. The kids loved getting their hands in this stuff!

Once we were done with the experiment, we decided to let the little girls have some fun. We threw in some plastic jewels and had them fish them out with spoons and forks.

You can see by her face that she was having fun! Now when using Yuck products with little ones, you do need to be careful that they don't eat any! That's the only thing that made me a little nervous using it with the younger kids. Since the polymer absorbs water, if ingested that would not be a good thing. The product is biodegradable, so once you are done you can dump it in a dumpster or garden area. Don't put down the sink though! (note: you might want to use disposable containers and silverware---it will make the clean-up much easier!)

You can see how to make Yuck by viewing this video:

My kids enjoyed playing and experimenting with Yuck. Yes, it is a little messy, but that's the whole fun point! :)

Buckets-O-Fun is more than just Yuck! :) There are many other fun large group/small group game props such as water balloon launchers and finger rockets. Check it out!
Buckets-O-Fun Website
Yuck Products (1# bag is about $16.00 - $20.00)
Yuck Accessories

To see what others are saying about Yuck visit:

Disclosure: I was given this product for review purposes only. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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Anonymous Kerri said...

I've never heard of Yuck before but this looks very cool--great way to teach kids and have fun at the same time (thanks for the warning about making sure younger ones don't eat this!)


October 29, 2010 at 8:38 AM  

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