Top Toy Trend: All the Feels

Tactile play is back in a big way—you feel us? Kids will love these toys full of slime, squishy, and sequin fun so much that they won’t want to put them down. And they don’t have to! Swipe the sequins to reveal new colors, squish the plushy friends, and feel the slime ooze between your fingers with these irresistible hands-on picks.

Shimmeez (Beverly Hills Teddy Bear Co.)

Shimmeez are sparkly, shimmery, two-toned sequin plush.When you run your hand over the shimmering sequins, the color changes for a magical effect when the direction of the sequins change. Kids can create their own patterns and designs among the sequins. They come in three sizes including a backpack clip, a medium plush, and a large plush. Prices range from $3.99 to $19.99. Recommended for ages kids 6 and up. Buy it now!


Smooshy Mushy Baby (RedwoodVentures)

Special delivery: It’s Smooshy Mushy Babies! The babies live inside a magic baby bottle, with milk that moves around when kids shake it. Pop the top to find out which baby the stork brought. And babies just can’t leave home without their favorite squishy plushies! The babies and their plushies have slow-rising squishy action. There’s also a keychain to attach to either the mini squishy plushie or the mini baby bottle. Smooshy Mushy Babies are priced at $14.99 and recommended for kids ages 5 and up. Buy it now!


Nickelodeon Light-Up Slime Kit (Cra-Z-Art)

Guess what time it is? It’s slime time! This Light-Up Slime Kit makes slime that uses light to shine and sparkle. It comes complete with everything kids need to make slime and a LED light that kids can push into the slime to make it glow from the inside. The kit is available for $9.99 and is recommended for kids ages 6 and up. Buy it now!


OOZ-O’s (Horizon Group)

We hope you like slime because OOZ-O’s are DIY squishy, slimy spheres of goop! Combine the included ingredients to form oozing slimy spheres that are ready for popping, squeezing, and squishing to reveal colorful, sparkling goo inside. The kits are available in different themes, including mermaid, unicorn, galaxy, and monster. Each kit includes an OOZ-O’S slime Maker, three colors of paint, embellishments or toys to hide inside each sphere, mixing tools, and chemical reactions to activate the slime. OOZ-O’s is a hands-on way to introduce kids to chemistry and express their own creativity. Each kit is $5 and is recommended for kids ages 6 and up. Buy it now!


Ryan’s World Molecules (ORB)

Kids can play along with YouTube favorite, Ryan’s World, with Ryan’s World Molecules. Each set includes thousands of ORBMolecules in multiple sizes and colors that kids can bond together to make different kinds of creations. They hold their shape until kids chose to deconstruct and start all over again. There are more than 10,000 pieces in each kit that only stick to each other, so they don’t make a mess. Ryan’s World Molecules are completely reusable and never dry out. Each kit is $14.96 and is recommended for kids ages 5 and up. Buy it now!



Playfoam Pals (Educational Insights)

It’s all about the squish! And Playfoam Pals have that foamy, squishy goodness. They come in mystery pods full of Playfoam that kids have to squish through to find the hidden collectible inside. Kids can then play with the Playfoam to sculpt things for their new pal. They start at $7.99 for a 2-pack and are recommended for kids ages 5 and up. Buy it now!


Giant Tubs of Compound Kings Slime (WeCool Toys)

Slime is cool, but you know what’s even cooler? A ginormous tub of slime! These 3 lb tubs of slime come pre-made in different themed varieties, including Glitzy, Fluffy, Neon, and more. Glitzy slime has glitter infused, fluffy feels like satin, and the neon comes in vibrant colors. This slime is super stretchy, giving kids an amazingly tactile feel while they play. Compound Kings slime doesn’t leave any residue on your hands and these slimes do not require any mess or glue to make, just open the tub and play! The tubs are $14.99 each and are suggested for kids ages 4 and up. Buy it now!

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