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Making jewellery with Gel A Peel

A few months ago, Anya got creative with her Nail A Peel set and for her birthday she was sent a Gel A Peel set to make jewellery including necklaces, bracelets and earrings (not long until she doesn’t have to wear studs anymore!). The concept is the same as with the nail set: you design […]

Getting creative with Simbrix

At the Blog On conference in May I discovered Simbrix, a new toy designed in the UK which allows children to use their construction and artistic talents. I thought that Simbrix would be a perfect way to unwind and relax after a busy school day and I was right! The Geek Kit we were sent […]

KumiKreator friendship bracelet making set

My memories of making friendship bracelets mainly surround me walking around with threads pinned to my skirt or trousers while spending ages braiding. Friendship bracelets in the 21st century have come a long way since then! The KumiKreator set has a machine that is easy to use and braids in seconds. The set includes enough […]

Mardles: Under the Sea stickers and Stanley the Seahorse book

Last month I had the opportunity to try out Mardles for the first time with my children and I was happy to be given the chance to review more! We were sent two underwater themed items (which is perfect as this is the topic Matthew is covering at school this term so he was able […]

Mardles: stickers and books that come to life!

A combination of my children’s favourite things: stickers, books and their tablets! As the least technologically savvy person in our house, I was a little bit worried about using an app but it was easy to find in the Kindle store and quick (and FREE!) to download. That’s it! Ready to go! The stickers can […]