In this day and age, it’s important for all of us to give children gifts that get them to unplug from electricity and back to the basics of classic play. Incredible Novelties has added some fun new products to their line of compounds. These new products will encourage hours of open-ended play. Both Stretchy Sand and Foam Alive are two fabulous compounds that are sure to be a hit this holiday season.

Stretchy Sand

Stretchy sand

Stretchy sandAn alternative to play dough Stretchy Sand provides a simple, classic play experience with a twist. Designed for children age three and up Stretchy Sandy makes for a great kinetic sensory activity due to its smooth texture.

Kids can use cookie cutters or molds, or create masterpieces by hand. Be sure to knead the sand until it’s doughy.

Stretchy Sand comes in four colors including pink, purple, green and blue. The sand has an incredible stretch to it. Plus, it doesn’t stick to your clothes or hands, meaning kids can enjoy stretchy fun without the mess. Parents will love that it doesn’t leave a trace on your table, or carpet.


Not only is the sand fun to play with, but it stimulates child’s tactile and haptic perception which can improve their gross hand motor skills.Stretchy sand

Stretchy Sand comes packaged in a resealable container, so kids have an easy place to store it when not in use. Also when properly stored it never drys out so kids can use it over and over again.

Stretchy Sand can also be mixed with slime giving a whole new play experience.

Soft and fluffy Stretchy Sand is impossible to put down.

Foam Alive

Foam alive

If you are looking for an alternative to the slime phase then might we recommend Foam Alive.  Foam Alive is a compound that magically comes to life when you touch it. Available in three colors (blue, red, and purple), you’ll be able to see how it works right in the packaging. Just turn over the hourglass package to watch it move. Like Stretchy Sand you can shape it mold it and build with it. However, as soon as you do it looses it shape and comes alive. Almost like an erupting volcano. See for yourself!

Foam Alive never dries out, it doesn’t stain your hands, and is super easy to clean up. Foam Alive is for ages 5 and up. Kids who crave touching different textures will love playing with Foam Alive.

Stretchy Sand and Foam Alive make the ultimate sensory gift. Also be sure to include some Zephyr Kinetic Play Dough.


Rose DesRochers
Rose DesRochers is a Blogger, Writer, product reviewer and Founder of Today's Woman. Please feel free to contact me if you are a company with a product for me to review.


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    Love you can use cookie cutters !

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    Nice when you mix the blue and green together.

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    These are awesome!

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    This looks satisfying to play around with.

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    I even love playing with this stuff!! so much fun and better than slime

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    This reminds me of kinetic sand.

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    The stretchy sand looks amazing and a lot of fun!

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    So cool that you can use cookie cutters with the sand too!

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    That stretchy sand is really cool. That’s something my daughter would love.

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    I bought this for my autistic son for sensory play. It is amazing!

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    This looks pretty cool. My kids would love both.

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    The stretchy sand looks so cool.

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    This looks like a fun alternative to the slime my kids are obsessed with.


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