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Thursday, July 27, 2006

Floam! Don't buy it!
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The other day I took Annie Kate to the craft store to find something fun to make together and we came home with this stuff called Floam. I guess there is commercials on T.V because Annie Kate knew just what it was. I had no idea what I was buying. click on Floam link to watch the deceiving commercial.
It is the messiest, worst, non functioning product. We covered the girls marble jars with it and then set it out to dry. Caroline and Sally Jane got a hold of it an hour later and this is what we found. Photo below, Sally Jane covered in Floam. It was in her hair, (we had to wash her hair in Peanut Butter)all over her clothes, it did not dry to the bottle as it said on the box. It was a mess. I am the mom who never buys playdough so I am so disappointed in myself for buying this stuff. It is a waste of money. Sorry Floam makers I can not endorse this product.

18 comments:

Bevan said...

That is the funniest commercial ever! I love the part where the lady uses her phloam (floam phone) to order more floam. If you have a cat you can get free floam from the box of kitty litter. If it gets too dry and breaks, just put it back and the box. Your cat takes care of the rest.

Jill said...

I'm so glad you did the product testing for us! Whitney has been wanting this stuff forever and I almost bought some the other day to put in the treat basket/marble reward bin so she could earn it. Now I know not to mess with it. Thanks.

Hannah said...

Thanks for letting us know- I have been thinking of getting Mya some. The pictures are sure cute though and it looks like SJ had fun with it!

Tasha said...

I think you should call them or write them a letter and complain. Make them refund your money!

That's what I would do, but I am a super goober about that. I once called the makers of some starbursts to complain that there was not one red or pink starburst in my entire pack and they sent me 10.00 in coupons. Not that you want free floam merch, but I would ask them to refund your purchase price, or the craft store you bought it from. What a pain!

Liz said...

I've been wondering about that stuff! I thought it looked a little too goopy for me to want in my house. I hate play dough too! I threw it all out, because no matter how much they beg and plead and promise to clean up every tiny scrap of dough, it never happens, and I end up cleaning it up. So you can add me to the okay dough haters club too. That's why they go to preschool to play with all that messy stuff! Right?

TX Girl said...

Such a pain. I have never seen or heard of this product, so thanks for the warning. It looks like a nightmare.

becca said...

I have never seen the comercials before so I never knew what flam was suposed to do. My daughter plays with it at a friends house but they basically just squeez and shape it so I haven't bought it yet. I had NO IDEA that it was supposed to do all the things the comercial shows! It definately doesn't and really doesn't even shape that well (my daughter perfers playdough!!)

Kimberly said...

That is so funny! I'm just glad to know it didn't work for someone else too! Especially someone who is very good with crafts. Makes me feel much better!

Kristin said...

Thanks. I am a playdoh mom but haven't tried this stuff thanks for the warning.

Amie said...

Thanks for the info. My kids saw this and wanted some too. I will have them read your blog!

Ez said...

Oh my goodness... what a disaster!
I bought my 7 year old daughter some Floam a while back and it was THE worst thing I ever spend 5 dollars on! It smells toxic, sticks to everything except for the surface you want it to stick to, and is overall just a huge mess waiting to happen (as you clearly experienced)!
Now whenever the commercial comes on my daughter and I giggle with delight as we think of clever new ways to mock it.
The one good thing that has come from our Floam experience is that it's taught my daughter that there is not always (or rarely ever) truth in advertising! Her begging me for random junky toys she's seen on tv and in stores has been cut in half if not more. Yay for that!
Thanks for sharing your experience!

Spencer the Bomb Diggity said...

That has to be the best comercial I have seen since 1985... because that was when taht was made. I mean come on who uses a corded phone anymore.

In that commercial, I counted five times that they had Floam touching their hair... yeah right.

I was downstairs when this all happened and when I heard Annie Kate scream and then Kristi scream, and then I knew I just had to grab the video camera. Give me a few days Krsiti and I can make an anti-floam commercial for this.

Spencer the Bomb Diggity said...

Oh man I just found some funny videos about other people hating Floam.

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Oh and Kristi, I think you wasted your money on Heelies for Annie Kate, you could have just made them yourself.

mom said...

I deprived you kids of Play Dough while growing up, and sometimes have felt guilty about that. Today, after reading about Floam, those feelings have just disappeared!! Thanks.

sec said...

Good job, Spencer. That stuff sounds like one huge nightmare!! I always felt that Play Dough had its place in our children's lives--at preschool, of course. I've never heard of the Floam, and our grandchildren will not experience that at our house!!!

Jill said...

I love Play-doh! Whitney is playing with it right now and does almost every day. It's really not too messy. I clear the counter so she has lots of space and she'll play there for over an hour (even longer if she has a friend to play with). I have her pick up any big pieces on the floor and then I just vacuum later. It's cheap, creative, and endlessly fun. Maybe you should rethink it. Just don't buy the Rose Art play-doh because it stains and is sticky, get the real stuff.

pam said...

Too sad for you, what a mess. The commercial was wacky funny though.

michelle said...

Yikes. My kids have wanted that stuff too. Thanks for the heads up.