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Something between modeling clay and beach sand, the never-drying Mad Mattr is moldable, squishable, and easy to clean.
<p><strong>Toy Description</strong></p> <p>Made of sand and polymers.</p> <p>Each bag has 10oz of product.</p> <p>Available in green, red, purple, pink, blue, and teal.</p> <p><strong>Play</strong></p> <p>Use it like a modeling clay or other dough. Shape it, pull it, squish it, squash it. Just don&#39;t try mixing colors. You&#39;ll never get them apart again.</p> <p><strong>Observations</strong></p> <p>Pretty straight forward. It&#39;s something that kids can play with to have some tactile sensory play while getting creative with shapes. It pops out of molds quite easily, so a cheap pack of sand molds will be a nice addition.</p> <p>As we said above, it doesn&#39;t leave any greasy spots, and we haven&#39;t found that it stains wooden tables. To clean up, just take a large piece and use it to smash up all the little tiny pieces.</p> <p>Like any product made from sand, this isn&#39;t very friendly to carpet. If it falls on carpet, try using another piece to gently pick up specs. Don&#39;t press too hard, or you might end up grinding it further into the carpet. After that, vacuum as usual.</p> <p>We haven&#39;t found any signs that this stuff stains. However, if kids&#39; hands are wet when they play with Mad Mattr, they may end up with a slight tint. A simple rinse of water gets rid of it.</p> <p>We personally didn&#39;t find it to be quiet as soothing as Kinetic Sand, but we certainly appreciate having a shapeable product that doesn&#39;t leave grease marks.</p> <p><strong>Care</strong></p> <ul> <li>It doesn&#39;t dry out, so storing it in a sealable container isn&#39;t necessary</li> <li>It will collect dust and pet hair, so make sure playing surfaces are clean</li> </ul> <p><strong>Parts and Pieces</strong></p> <p>Available in Green, Blue, Red, Purple, Pink, and Teal.</p> <p>Bags are 10oz.</p> <p><strong>Concerns</strong></p> <p>We haven&#39;t had any concerns with this product.</p>
Mad Mattr
Date published: 2017-02-18
9.50 / 10 stars

Mad Mattr

by Waba Fun
current stage2017-02-18

Fans of Kinetic Sand are loving Mad Mattr, but for different reasons. Kinetic Sand is downright mesmerizing as it flows and shifts, making for a calming play session. Mat Mattr is closer to the traditional modeling clay in that it holds shapes so very, very well, but without any of the greasy residue. It doesn't dry out, and sticks to itself for a quick clean-up. Great for sensory play, or as a cleaner alternative to Play-Doh. (Kinetic Sand Review)

Some who didn't like the gritty texture of Kinetic Sand find they really enjoy Mad Mattr. It's free of wheat, gluten, and casein, and has no odor. Like all clay or dough types of toys, we do suggest keeping it off carpet since it's a little hard to vacuum up.

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Overall9.50
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Replay
  • 9.00
 
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Quality
  • 9.00
 
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Cognitive
  • 8.00
 
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Motor
  • 8.00
 
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Social
  • 7.00
 

Product Specs

Age 3+
Made in Sweden
Recalls No
Batteries None
Materials Sand, Water, Polymers
Choking Hazard Non-toxic, but kids still shouldn't eat it
Date Reviewed 02/18/2017

Where to Buy

Amazon $19.90
Pros
  • No residue
  • Sticks to itself, not to hands or clothes
  • Easy clean-up
  • Slides out of molds so much easier than Play-Doh
  • No odor, wheat, gluten, or casein
Cons
  • Sometimes becomes stiff (not dry) and will need some play before it's malleable again
Detailed Review

Toy Description

Made of sand and polymers.

Each bag has 10oz of product.

Available in green, red, purple, pink, blue, and teal.

Play

Use it like a modeling clay or other dough. Shape it, pull it, squish it, squash it. Just don't try mixing colors. You'll never get them apart again.

Observations

Pretty straight forward. It's something that kids can play with to have some tactile sensory play while getting creative with shapes. It pops out of molds quite easily, so a cheap pack of sand molds will be a nice addition.

As we said above, it doesn't leave any greasy spots, and we haven't found that it stains wooden tables. To clean up, just take a large piece and use it to smash up all the little tiny pieces.

Like any product made from sand, this isn't very friendly to carpet. If it falls on carpet, try using another piece to gently pick up specs. Don't press too hard, or you might end up grinding it further into the carpet. After that, vacuum as usual.

We haven't found any signs that this stuff stains. However, if kids' hands are wet when they play with Mad Mattr, they may end up with a slight tint. A simple rinse of water gets rid of it.

We personally didn't find it to be quiet as soothing as Kinetic Sand, but we certainly appreciate having a shapeable product that doesn't leave grease marks.

Care

  • It doesn't dry out, so storing it in a sealable container isn't necessary
  • It will collect dust and pet hair, so make sure playing surfaces are clean

Parts and Pieces

Available in Green, Blue, Red, Purple, Pink, and Teal.

Bags are 10oz.

Concerns

We haven't had any concerns with this product.

Manufacturer's Description

Kids of all ages love to stretch their imagination muscle with Mad Mattr! This super-soft building compound easily molds and shapes into endless creations, inspiring open-ended play. Mad Mattr molds and sculpts into any shape you like, with a texture that is incredibly smooth to the touch. You have to try it!

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