Toys that are squsishy, slimy, and offer great tactile play are all the rage this holiday season. Toy Insider Senior Editor Marissa DiBartolo stopped by Your Life Arizona to show of some great toys that will keep kids hands busy. For more on the items featured in this segment, check out the product notes below, and for the complete rundown of the best toys of the holiday season, be sure to check our complete Toy Insider Holiday Gift Guide.


  • Flipquins are the latest addition to the FlipaZoo line.
  • With just a wave over the sequins, your shimmering animal reveals a shiny new color.
  • Then, when it’s time for cuddles, flip your Flipquins into a soft and cuddly animal.
  • Age: 3+
  • MSRP: $14.99
  • Available: Target


  • Open these pods of Playfoam to find surprises inside! Kids will find an animal friend hidden within each pod.
  • Kids can pop their new pal apart and swap its head and body with pieces from other Playfoam Pals collectibles to create combination critters of their own.
  • Kids can collect all 12 Playfoam Pals pods to find the super-rare gold endangered animal critter. 

  • Use the squishy, squashy Playfoam in each pod to sculpt nests, beds, perches, and other play props. 

  • Age: 5+
  • MSRP $7.99 each
  • Available: Amazon, Walmart


  • Wubble Fulla are squishy, squashy Wubble Balls filled with shiny snowflakes, slime, marbles or glitter.
  • They are so much fun to squeeze, shake, stretch, toss and more.
  • Once you pick one up, you won’t wanna put it down!
  • Choose from Snow, Slime, Marbles or Glitter.
  • Available in three sizes: Tiny (2 ½”), Big (4”) and Huge (5”)!  Collect them all!
  • Ages: 6+
  • MSRP: $7.99-$14.99
  • Available: Target,


  • Shimmer ‘N Sparkle Cra-Z Squeezies include 3 different super soft scented Squeezies.
  • It also comes with five bright markers for awesome coloring fun.
  • Squish them down and watch them grow back to normal, like magic.
  • Age: 8+
  • MSRP: $9.99
  • Available: Major retailers


  • Create squishy, slimy spheres with OOZ-O’s.
  • Combine the included ingredients to form oozing slimy spheres that are ready for popping, squeezing, and squishing to reveal colorful, sparkling goo inside.
  • OOZ-O’s themes include mermaid, unicorn, galaxy, and monster.
  • Each kit includes an OOZ-O’S slime Maker, three colors of paint, 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.
  • Age: 6+
  • MSRP: $5.00
  • Available: Michael’s, Target, Walmart, 5 Below