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Bubber Smart Shapes

Bubber Smart Shapes

Spring 2013 Toys
Ages: 3 & Up
Manufacturer: WABA Fun, LLC
Price: $34.95

The Bubber modeling compound feels like a cross between a non-sticky marshmallow and silky Styrofoam. It is light, doesn't dry, and doesn't crumble and make a mess like other molding substances. It is a great source for tactile stimulation that exercises gross and fine motor skills and creative imagination.

The Bubber Smart Shapes kit comes with four different colored Bubber bags, a plastic cutting knife, and 10 different shaped 'cookie cutter' shapes. Children create sculptures from cut out shapes of Bubber.

The set comes in a perfectly sized box that can be used to store the Bubber and accessories. The container includes a sheet that demonstrates a step by step illustration of how to cut different shapes out, and then offers pictures of different 'scenes' for inspiration. Young ones easily created their own designs with shapes of Bubber.

Children always find a way to put things in their mouth that do not belong there, so our reviewers appreciated that Bubber is non-toxic and gluten free. As one said, "It puts my mind at ease knowing that my 18-month-old, who has a gluten allergy, isn't going to have respiratory problems if he sticks some Bubber in his mouth."

Cassandra Bishop   ©2013 Parents' Choice
Cassandra Bishop holds a BA in Psychology and has her Master's degree in Social Work well within her grasp. The mother of two young and very energetic boys is passionate about the environment, healthy living, and education.

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