What It Is
Silly String is controlled mess, completely harmless, and annoying to most adults. Seems like the perfect storm of play to us. As part of its Wackytivities line, Spin Master has introduced a new version of the classic toy called Spattter. This particular formulation is called Skinny Spattter, and it shoots a stream that's about twice the thickness of traditional silly string. And while it looks like it's making an extreme mess, it's really easy to clean up, so kids can have the fun, but mom won't be wracked with regret later. The can says it shoots more than a mile of the compound, and we didn't test it exactly, but you can tell that there's a lot in the 10-ounce can. It shoots a good 10–12 yards, so you definitely have an advantage if you're trying for a sneak attack. The top looks really cool, and the trigger is easy for even little hands to work. This formula will stick to the walls, but as long as it hasn't dried out, it comes off really easily. If it has dried, it may take a little bit of effort to get it off, but it left no marks. It can be easily picked up off floors—and people. While we would definitely recommend this for outdoor play or play in open spaces, you don't have to worry about making a permanent mess. This is available in a variety of colors.
Why It’s Fun
Kids will have a blast with this. It's really a good, clean mess.
Who It’s For
Skinny Spattter is for ages 8 and up.
What To Be Aware Of
This does have a pretty strong chemical smell when it's sprayed, but it's not unpleasant, and sitting in a closed room with the stuff for a couple of hours didn't bother us.
There are directions on the can you should follow for best results.