Saturday, July 20, 2013

Skwooshi Review and Giveaway*

* a complimentary sample was provided for this review.

It is a rainy Saturday morning here, which means that the kids will require some activities to keep them entertained and not just watching TV all day. One of our favorite rainy day activities has always been playing with modeling compounds. The kids will pull out my pie mat from Tupperware to protect my table and will spend time mixing together colors and cutting out shapes and making figures and more. This weekend, we are playing with a new modeling compound called Skwooshi.


This "new mouldable, mess free, scent free colourful compound that NEVER dries out" was launched in a lead market of "Columbus on June 10th...before nationwide distribution takes place in September. The product is called Skwooshi, it is amazing. Your creations are only limited by imagination when playing with this revolutionary new dough."

My daughter has especially enjoyed playing with the Activity Set that we received (my son is 10 and doesn't seem to gravitate to modeling compounds as much as when he was younger). Skwooshi is available in 10 fun colors. The Activity Set comes with 3 colors and more colors are available in 2-packs. In addition to the 3 colors of Skwooshi compound, the Activity Set comes with 3 storage containers, 4 activity tools, 4 cookie cutters, 1 cutting tool and instructions. As with other products, we no longer have single colors of any of Skwooshi compounds, instead we have a lovely rainbow mixture. It is still just as much fun to roll out, cut out and play with. She likes playing with the brick maker and the cookie cutters. On a rainy day, she will sit and mold and build for quite a while...a nice quiet break!

The material has a different feel than other modeling compounds, I am guessing that this is in part how they are able to keep it from drying out. It does seem to stick a little more to the mat we use than other compounds, but cleans up easily. Because I wanted to test and confirm for myself that Skwooshi never dries out, we have had a small piece of Skwooshi sitting on our counter for about 3 weeks now. I am pleased to say that the product is true to its word and even sitting out has not dried out. The piece that is sitting there is still completely soft, moldable and playable. If your kids are like mine, this is huge. So often times, we will put things away with the container not quite closed...with Skwooshi, it is good to know that it won't dry out.

Skwooshi is intended for kids over 3. I also noticed that it carries a wheat and gluten free claim. Not having someone in my immediate family with wheat issues, I guess I didn't realize that in a play product that this would be important, but if you do have someone that is, I think it is good to know.

Giveaway!

Thanks to Irwin Toys, I have the chance to give 5 (five) A Busy Mom of Two readers a chance to win 1 Activity set and 1 2-Pack Skwooshi compound, in advance of it's national launch in September.

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Giveaway will remain open through August 13th. Giveaway is open to residents of the US only. Winners will be selected through Rafflecopter. The winners will have 24 hours to respond or a new winner will be selected.

 No compensation was received for this post. I received a complimentary set of Skwooshi so that my family could experience the product and share about it. All opinions expressed are entirely my own or that of my family.

103 comments:

Mommy Minded said...

My boys and orange!

Jessica To said...

My son would play with this. Blue!

jeremy mclauglhin said...

My sons would play with this. Blue.

latanya t said...

my son and his fave color is orange

Tracey said...

My son Trey loves yellow, and would love this stuff.

noreen said...

My daughters they love blue and pink

Hayley Neal said...

My son and blue!

katychick said...

my kids would and my daughter likes pink and my son likes green
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Deandra Booth said...

My son would love this. orange

Anonymous said...

my daughter's boyfriend's daughter would play with it. Her favorite color is pink.

Katherine Donovan said...

My grandson would love to play with this!! Blue is his favorite color :)
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Joyce-Ellen H said...

my little guy Ethan and BLUE!

MKB said...

My daughter would love this!!!

Rochel S said...

My son would LOVE it! He loves Blue!

Anonymous said...

my youngest loves new things to play with. he would like the blue skwooshies and make cartoon models from them. rujerro at aol dot com

Unknown said...

Abagail and Austin would love this. (I do) I really dont know Abagails favorite color yet but she is always using yellow when coloring and Austin loves Green!

Ken Ohl said...

my niece would love this her favorite color is pink. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

The Teachers Wife said...

Def my son who loves red - he has a sensory disorder!

CMS said...

My preschool students and they love all the colors.

Julia said...

My nephew would love this. He really likes red.

Theresa said...

My nephew would play with this and his favorite color is blue

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Dawn Monroe said...

This would be for my granddaughters. They like all the girly colors, pinks , purples and yellows.

Kristie said...

My niece and nephew would love it. My niece likes pink and purple. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

Chris Alejandro said...

My little sibling would be the real winner! He loves red and blue! lexbaylor17 (at) gmail (dot) com

Jennifer Bigerton said...

My son and daughter would be playing with this and their favorite colors are blue and pink!

Busy Mama said...

My daughter would play with this, she loves yellow :)

Amanda Leach said...

My daughters love pink and purple!

MaryAnn said...

My son and his favorite color is red.

Dana said...

This would be for my son. He loves purple!

Jessica Wyatt said...

my son, and the color blue

Stephanie Gossett said...

My little Gwen would play with this, and she loves yellow and green!

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Tara Haidinger said...

I imagine my youngest daughter would play with it most. Her favorite color right now is pink.

Jen said...

my girls...pink and yellow

Jen said...

my girls...pink and yellow

Danielle Porter said...

My Nephew would love this! His favorite color would be blue. :-)

Michelle J. said...

My kids would love red and orange!

Nancy said...

Our daughter might play with it and her favorite color is blue.

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Angie B. said...

I think my youngest son would love this. His fave color is blue

Madeline B said...

I love purple, and this would be for my nieces.

coriwestphal said...

My daughter is the crafty one in our house so I know she'd love this! And her favorite color is green!

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MC - Salt Lake City, UT said...

With my daughter - her favorite color is pink

Jessica Dobbs said...

My daughter would love it... her favorite colors are pink and purple!

rebecca11111 said...

my nephew and his favorite color is purple

rebecca11111 said...

my nephew and his favorite color is purple

rebecca11111 said...

my nephew and his favorite color is purple

MsWhoWho said...

My son would play with this for hours. His favorite color would be PURPLE

Angie B. said...

I'd play with this with my son. His favorite color is red. (Angie PreciselyMine)

kathy dalton said...

my grand daughter and she loves pink

Teresa Thompson said...

My granddaughter and her favorite color is purple.

sarahz13 said...

My son Evan would play with it! He loves red! :)

sarahz13 said...

My son evan would love this, and he also loves red! :)

lorides said...

would love this for my daughter, and she would love purple

longsgl said...

My daughter would play with it, he favorite color is blue.

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Erin TheMamaExperience said...

My daughter would play with this. She loves orange!

Jeanna Johnson said...

My daughter would play with this & her favorite color is pink!

hdlzx2 said...

grandchildren--rainbow!

Pat said...

My grandson would enjoy playing with this. His favorite color is orange.

Vanessa said...

My son would love this! His favorite color is red. :)

jodie hardee said...

my girls would love the pink and yellow!!

rebecca said...

My son and daughter and their favourite colours are pink and orange, respectively!

ashleynichole said...

My niece is the perfect age for this and her favorite color is pink :)
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sarah buki said...

my 3 and 5 year old sons would play with this and yellow would be the color of choice.

kaye lake said...

My niece and the colour would be piƱk

Diana said...

My 4 little granddaughters would play with this and their favorite colors are pink and purple
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rebecca said...

My son who likes pink and my daughter who likes orange!

eclairre said...

my nephew and his favorite color is purple

Audrey Griffis said...

my 2 kids would love this age3 and 7
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kristaljane25 said...

My niece. She LOVES yellow!

wyguymom said...

My son would like this. His favorite color is blue!

Saver Sara said...

This would be for my son. He loves either blue or red.

walk9 said...

My daughter and her favorite is blue.

candykitn said...

I would like to win this for my grandaughter and her favorite color is pink

william saylor said...

My grandson would love this. His favorite color is blue.

TarynPasco916 said...

My daughter would play with it and her favorite color is green!

GeorgiaBeckman said...

My grandchildren would play with this & LOVE it. With 14 of them, there's a whole plethora of favorite colors!

RJ said...

Granddaughter Zoie would love it. Her fave color is purple.

Melissa B. said...

My daughters would play with this and they like red and purple.

Emi Pearce said...

My daughters and they love blue.

Stephanie Easterling said...

My nephew would love this and he loves red.

tracy webb said...

My grandson and he loves blue best.

Candie L said...

My boys would love this. One loves black and the other loves blue (gotta love competition). Thank you

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Misty Woods said...

my granddaugher - blue

Debbie Lewis said...

My grandson and he likes green

Laurie said...

my nephew and red

dfraley3 said...

My grandson and he likes blue.

Holly said...

My clients!! They all love different colors!

Kemi Quinn said...

My daughter would love this! Her fav color is pink but sometimes purple... and then there are days it's orange.

Sarah said...

My daughter would play with this - her favorite color is pink or purple.

Rachel DeMille said...

My little boy and they would love blue the best!
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Dawn Sterner said...

My daughter would love this! Her favorite color is pink :)

Vikki Billings said...

My grandson would play with this and Green is his favorite color
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Lisa Garner said...

My son would play with Skwooshi the most and loves green.

Crystal Rose said...

My daughter would play with it. Her favorite color is hot pink.

Ronda said...

My daughter, her favorite color is pink.

savannah said...

I think my kiddos would like Blue best :)@@

vnovak1 said...

My grandchildren would play with this. My grandaughter loves the color pink. The others like all colors. Thank you for the generous giveaway...

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Gianna said...

My kids/blue.

Suzie Williams said...

My kids would. They like blue.

Lynette Paige said...

Favorite color is red and its my boys that I teach in the nursery at church!

Sue Hull said...

My nieces hannah and grace would love this.Their fave color is purple.Thank you :)
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Anonymous said...

My 3 kids! They love blue!

Jenny Stanek
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