Friday, October 29, 2010

Review: Buckets-O-Fun

As soon as I saw that I would be reviewing 'Yuck' I knew this would be one for my boys!  It sounded right up their alley.  When it came in the mail and I saw the Sticky Yuck was 'just like snot' (no kidding, that's exactly what it said!) I thought, "Oh great!  This should be fun."  Ewww! 

Well, evidentally 'Ewww' for mom means 'Awesome!' for boys!  Yuck was a big hit at our house!  What is Yuck, you ask?  Well, to be honest with you, I don't really know.  By that I mean I honestly don't know what it's made out of, but considering you can use Snowy Yuck on a Slip & Slide, wrestle in Chunky Yuck, and shoot Saucy Yuck out of a YuckZooka at people, I'm confident that whatever it's made out of, it's safe! 

The company that sells Yuck, among other really fun-looking things like the X-Force Eliminator and Belly Bumpers (both perfect for our brood of four kiddos!), is Buckets-O-Fun. Sheri Elmont started Buckets-O-Fun to provide unique and fun products to families, schools, clubs, church groups, and anyone else who wants to enhance the fun at parties and functions.  She says, "My experiences remind me that the fun and meaningful memories from an event bond people and help build relationships."  Being a family who enjoys entertaining and who has several get-togethers with friends and family throughout the year, I couldn't agree more with Sheri's statement!  Can you imagine how much more fun that family reunion would be gathering everyone and taking pictures in the World's Largest Underpants?!

Being a homeschool family I felt it was important to teach the kids what a polymer was before we started using Yuck.  Yeah, they weren't going for it!  LOL.  They just wanted to get to the fun!  And fun it was.  We actually all really enjoyed watching what each Yuck did when we added water to them.  And yes, we all had to get our hands into each one, even mom!  From feeling like gummy worms to applesauce, foam, and yes, even snot (never thought I'd be using that word on my blog!), each Yuck was unique and fun to play with.  I can't imagine the fun to be had with a whole bucket of Yuck!

Our favorites?  Well mine was by far the Snowy Yuck!  Being excited about the upcoming Christmas season I just loved seeing and feeling the pretty,almost glittery, snow-looking Yuck.  If this Christmas morning is like most around here we may have to get a whole bucket of Snowy Yuck and put it outside our windows to make it feel more festive!

Running a close second for me is most definitely Chunky Yuck.  It felt really good in my hands and I enjoyed playing with it.  The kids?  Well, for our boys as well as our neighbor boy who joined in the fun, it's a no-brainer that their favorite was the Sticky Yuk.  They even had to get out the magnifying glasses to check it out more closely!

Yuck can be purchased in 1-, 5-, and 50-pound buckets and range in price from $16 for one pound of Chunky Yuck all the way up to $600 for 50 pounds of Sticky Yuck.  Want to try it before you purchase?  Ask for your free sample!  You can also watch a short YouTube video on the Sticky Yuk here!

*As a member of the Old Schoolhouse Homeschool Crew I received this product free of charge in exchange for my review and honest opinion of it. As a believer and follower of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, I promise you that all my reviews are honest and contain only my own true opinions...'cause He told me to not lie!

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