Playfoam is certified by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). It is non-toxic, non-allergenic and contains no phthalates or latex.
If mucus is swallowed in small amounts, it usually causes no symptoms. But it can be harmful with prolonged use or in large amounts. The problem is the borax found in some brands of game slime.
Floam is safe, non-toxic and can be used over and over again. Floam sticks to almost anything for decoration, but can be easily removed when needed.
We recommend using some olive oil or Pam to remove any residue on tabletops, even your daughter’s hair. Our Playfoam has been thoroughly tested and is indeed non-toxic, however the dye used in the Playfoam’s gloss may leave a residue which sounds like you have experienced it.
It also makes a good gift: I sent it to my niece for her birthday and she enjoyed it like a sensual experience, but her parents didn’t have the same abysmal level of cleansing as slime or even play doh. It’s still messy, don’t get me wrong, but it’s an easier-to-control mess. 5 stars from me!
The play foam consists of light, colorful micro-foam beads that you can pull apart and put back together again in no time!
It could pose a choking hazard if put in the mouth, but symptoms are unlikely if swallowed. If a large amount is ingested, slight stomach upset or loose stools may occur. If you find your child eating playdough, don’t panic.
EVA foam playmats are also widely touted as being non-toxic. However, EVA foam has been found to outgas formamide. There is currently NO 100% formamide-free EVA foam mats on the market. A company can claim that its mats are formamide-free, but they can do so because formamide is only tested to a certain level.
All Crayola and Silly Putty products have been evaluated by an independent toxicologist and found to contain no known toxic substances in sufficient quantities to be harmful to the human body, even if ingested or be inhaled.. p>
The bottom line. Kinetic Sand is a fun, moldable sensory toy. It consists of ultra-fine sand combined with dimethicone (polydimethylsiloxane). While kinetic sand will not poison a person if eaten, it does pose a choking hazard, and if large amounts are eaten it can cause constipation.
It’s even safe on carpets.
It’s really cool how sticky it feels to play with, but your fingers never get sticky. This is great for tidying up because you don’t have to wash your hands. It also never dries out, so if left out it won’t get ruined like playdough.
For a deep clean, take a cup of warm water and add two drops of dish soap. Soak a clean washcloth in the water and wipe your foam blocks free They rid themselves of surface bacteria and other dirt that builds up over time. You may need some soda water and elbow grease as old stains can be stubborn.
Play foam won’t crumble, dry out, or stick to anything. No big mess or cleanup required, just MEGA tactile fidgeting fun! A classic non-toxic, latex-free, gluten-free and non-allergenic multi-sensory toy!
Once the foam has hardened, it can only be removed by mechanical breaking. Put on a mask or respirator first to prevent inhaling the resulting dust. Use a nail file, pumice stone, scouring pad, or dull knife to scrape the scum off the fabric until it’s gone.
In a bowl, mix 2 teaspoons of borax with 1/2 cup of very warm water. Mix until the borax is dissolved. In a separate bowl, combine 1/4 cup Elmer’s Glue with 1/4 cup water. Add tempera powder if color is desired.
Because standard styrofoam and polystyrene are not biodegradable, they cannot be composted.
The most popular brand of commercial play dough, Hasbro Play-Doh, is non-toxic. Crayola Dough and RoseArt Fun Dough are also non-toxic.