Toy Buzz: Gelli Baff and Gelli Slime by Zimpli Kids

Toys, the saving grace of parents around the world to keep kids busy, happy and entertained, especially during these unusual times when many of us are in lockdown at home. The Gelli Baff range of toys is the ideal home boredom buster!

Before I forget have a read through our other Toy Buzz reviews for more fun inspiration.

Gelli Baff and Gelli Slime are wonderful products that offer children really awesome sensory experiences. It is simple to prepare and easy to dispose of, really one of the easiest and most enjoyable messy-play products I have come across!

Parent Review

“Ok, so this kept all three of our kids busy for hours one afternoon- they literally could not get enough of the stuff! Squishing, squeezing setting up scenes with the dinosaurs. It was delightful to watch them all playing together and having so much fun.” – Dad of 3

Teacher Review

“This product is useful for any Pre-School sensory table. Easy to set up and easy to dispose of – ideal! It is a fun texture that will exposure children to a different sensory experience.” – Pre-school teacher

Kid Review

“I just love this stuff!” – Amelia*, age 6

Childhood development skills

Sensory play, messy play, co-operation, cause and effect, imagination and creativity.

Extension Tips

  • Let your child enjoy making up their own miniature world using the Gelli Worlds sets. Then if they tire of those ‘characters’ replace them with a few different plastic figurines of your own.
  • If you are using the original Gelli Baff in the bathtub let your child’s imagination go wild as they make up their own imaginary story of being in a jelly bath or bathing in red lava from a slime volcano!
  • Allow your child to demonstrate using the product and film them as they do a demonstration video pretending to be a scientist at work or a toy reviewer. This could add a fun twist especially for older kids!
  • Turn an everyday bath into a special event that your child can look forward to – perhaps it is Slime Bath Thursday? or Gelli Baff on Fridays as a treat. Spending a bit more time enjoying this sometimes repetitive bath routine with kids could inject some quality fun into your family.

Toy Buzz

Brand: Gelli Baff and Gelli Slime from Zimpli Kids

Recommended age: Ages 1- 10 years who will all enjoy this fun sensory product.

Perfect choice for: Those that like enjoy pretend play, messy play and sensory fun!

Variations: Bathtime, Eco, Playtime, Educational and Outdoor ranges. Have a look at their website for more details. (Remember not all products are available in every country.)

Price: From about R89.90 for a box of Gelli Baff


South Africa: Toy R Us, Toy Kingdom, Takealot and Loot.

UK (online): Amazon, PoundToy, Hawkins Bazaar, Smyths, The Entertainer.


Emma Reid

Emma is a mom of three. She is an educationalist and holds a Bachelor Degree in English, Media & Writing and Film. She is also a qualified Primary School Teacher. She has a keen interest in curriculum and content development especially for child related fields. With many years of teaching children, and advising parents, she is passionate about childhood development and education - of kids and parents. Her hobbies include photography, reading, travel and spending time in the outdoors with her family and relaxing either in or near the surf!

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