Monday, 8 November 2010

Toys for a cold and rainy day

My mission for the weekend was to work my way through the ridiculous pile of toys delivered to me by the increasingly amazing and generous ToysRUs.

And just for once I was grateful for storm clouds and freezing temperatures because neither of my girls wanted to leave the house. So if you're looking for something to entertain the troops on a cold and windy day, then look no further.

Now I want you to know that I am always, always honest with my reviews, something which the Hello Kitty Rotator Creator and Skechers Shape-Ups discovered to their dismay. So when I tell you that the following toys were AMAZING, then hopefully you'll know that they really, really were just that. AMAZING.

Sticky Mosaics Unicorns & Ponies.

Why were they amazing? Well if you're a Mother like me who treats five minutes to yourself as a rare and beautiful thing, then this scores maximum points. For near-on two hours*, three girls between the ages of three and six were kept entertained without the need for constant parental intervention.

It was bliss.

For all of us.

I can't say I'll be hanging their, erm 'artwork' on my sitting room wall just yet, but as an exercise in starting and finishing something creative with no mess involved, it was 100% effective.

Similarly, the Sprayza Art Studio, Blendy Pens Medium Art Set and Reeves Painting by Numbers provided a few more hours of entertainment with something creative produced as a result. All four products reviewed come highly recommended by my little, but dedicated band of reviewers.

*And just in case you're interested to know how I spent all that free time, I made a mosaic unicorn myself of course. Well, it looked like such fun!


  1. You weren't trying to compete with your daughters by any chance were you Emily? :-) Sounds like a very good investment for times when children are bored (most of the time in my case).

  2. Sounds good. I have a feeling I'd have been inclined to make a unicorn, too. Mosaics are the sort of crafting I can get my head round - I assume there was no messy glue?

  3. Now all I need is a three-year-old ;-)

  4. Seriously - time is worth anything!! I too have a mammoth pile of toys to review... how much are the mosaics? I have many little girls on Charlie's christmas list...

  5. Will these also work on a frigid, snowy day, like the ones we get in Canada around this time of year?

  6. They look great

  7. Hi there,

    I have a potential giveaway for you to review, but couldn't find your email address.

    If you're interested could you drop me a line via my blog? Many thanks!

  8. Having tried this product it is a good attention grabbing toy and it is something you can keep for ever. Maybe frame it and give to the grandparents as a present.