Following a successful Kickstarter campaign, the Goblies paint toy kit made an appearance at this year's New York Toy Fair.
The kit includes instructions on how to make biodegradable paint balls that can be thrown, using only food ingredients and cosmetic dyes. When formed, the balls of paint are described as "painless like water balloons," but also "colorful like paintballs." While kids will be drawn to the idea of making a colorful mess, parents will also appreciate that Goblies kits teach kids about chemistry and other aspects of STEM subjects. Once the contents of a starter kit has been used up—one packet makes about 100 Goblies—there are also refill packages that can be purchased separately.
Goblies was developed by Briana Gardell, a graduate of Lehigh University's Technical Entrepreneurship master's program.
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