Showing posts with label #creative. Show all posts
Showing posts with label #creative. Show all posts

Thursday, 26 October 2017

K'nex Web Weaver Roller Coaster Building Set

Noah loves building lego sets and always enjoys a challenge.
He's never actually had a K'nex set so when I saw this I knew he would love it and it would be a great introduction into the world of K'nex.


Key Features

  • 430 piece K'NEX building set
  • Air propelled motorised coaster car
  • USB charger lead for the coaster car
  • Encourage building and cognitive skills. Stimulates imagination
  • Glow in the dark track adds excitement
  • Building with K'NEX aids the growth of key developmental abilities like fine motor skills, hand-eye coordination and dexterity
  • Coaster stands over 76cm high. Can also be used vertically
  • Set includes over 430 K'NEX parts and pieces, including rods, connectors, glow-in-the dark track, air propelled coaster car and a USB charger lead. Colour leaflet included
  • Additionally, builders can head to K'NEX.com to download instructions for a second roller coaster model
  • K'NEX.co.uk - Web Site will help with instructions, fact sheets etc
  • Recommended age 9+
The build process

Noah thought there was going to be more complicated pieces involved in building this roller coaster so was pleasantly surprised by finding just a load of sticks and cogs.

We first took time sorting all the pieces into piles, so when it came to the actual build we were a bit more organised.

We decided we would do it as a team, which was nice as Noah and myself rarely get a spare 5 minutes to ourselves and usually thats when I pick him up from his after school clubs as I'm on my own.

We spent a good two hours doing this, we even had to get daddy in to help, as we couldn't quite get the last few bits of track to work, and after realising we'd put a number 1 curve bit in the wrong place, it all easily got sorted.

The Instructions.

Whilst we were building the roller coaster Noah had the coaster car on charge, so that it was ready to zoom around once we were done.

We were all pretty impressed with how fast the coaster car went.
I was half expecting it to slowly find it's way around the track, but it went so fast that we all struggled to try and catch it when we wanted to turn it off!




After we knew it worked and none of the track was pinging off, we switched off the lights and all watched it glow in the dark.

Noah was very proud of the final build and couldn't wait to show it off to the others.
They all giggled with delight when the coaster car zoomed round and round and up and down.


The Roller coaster is built so that you can either have it standing tall or standing on its side.
Both ways work fantastically.

For additional builds you get a special code that you can enter on the K'nex website!


This would make a fantastic Christmas present!
Something for both little and big people to all enjoy!

Available from Toys r Us for £69.99



Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Fuzzy-Felt My House


To celebrate Fuzzy Felt being selected as one of Royal Mails most iconic and loved British toys for its recent stamp collection I have been sent a classic set to review and bring back some happy childhood memories.

We recently reviewed the Paw Patrol set and Ru loved it, which pleased me as Fuzzy Felt was a childhood favourite of mine.
 I was more than happy to review an original set, even if Ru wasn't up to playing I knew I would be!


As soon as the set arrived it bought back many happy memories of me and my brother sitting at the 
dining table playing with our felt pieces and creating all sorts of different pictures.

Even my mother remembers playing with Fuzzy-Felts when she was a child, and when I told her we'd been sent an original set she got rather excited at the thought of having a play when she was next up visiting!

Ru was just as happy to sit at the table and get creative.
He loved setting up the house with the windows and doors, I couldn't help but get involved and set up the clouds and the little white fence.

It's always nice to see Ru using his imagination and playing nicely, I highly recommend Fuzzy-Felts to anyone who want five minutes peace!

There are 6 original sets to choose from,
My House,
Under The Sea,
On The Farm,
Go Shopping,
Dinosaurs and Little Princess.


Fuzzy Felt encourages co-ordination, recognition, counting, sorting and story telling.

The My House set contains,
Over 100 fuzzy-felt pieces,
A felt playboard,
ideas leaflet.
Suitable for ages 3 and up.

One of Rupert's masterpieces!
If you've been living in space for the last 60 years and you want to know more about Fuzzy-Felts head over to the John Adams website to find out more.

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Gel-A-Peel Glow In The Dark Notebook Challenge

Before Noah went back to school he was challenge to design a notebook cover with Gel-A-Peel.


The perfect intersection of fashion + design. Design. Peel. Wear. Share. Gel-A-Peel allows you to express yourself through your own designer creations!


Inside the pack
  • 3 Gel-a-Peel tubes
  • 16 design templates
  • Gel tray with squeegee tool to make gel shapes and gems!
  • 5 designer tips: 3 round, 1 rake, 1 star
  • Clear drawing sheet, Cleaning tool. Accessory hardware
Noah was also provided a copper notebook which you can find in Primark for £2.50.


Noah really liked the idea of designing his own notebook cover.
He loves being arty and when he's not on Minecraft or building Lego sets he's at his desk drawing.

He had big ideas for his notebook, first he was going to draw Link from Zelda on it, then he was going to put some wrestler logos on but he struggled at bit with doing really detailed drawings with the pens.


So we let it dry and peeled it off and let him start again.
This time he just went with some doodles.
I showed him it was much easier to do simple designs with the pens and that they weren't really designed for complicated pictures.

He started off with his name and year group, then wanted to do a bit of a Tom Gates design and I he just went to town.
Below is the end result.
He even designed a bracelet using the design template included in the pack.


The pens glow nicely in the dark and that really pleased Noah as usually when things say they glow in the dark they barely do!

You can find The Glow in the dark pack here for £14.99

Monday, 26 June 2017

Hiding From The Sun With Fuzzy-Felt.

Last week was sooo hot that we often found ourselves hiding away indoors.
During one of our hide out sessions we decided to open up the Paw Patrol Fuzzy-Felt pack that we were sent from John Adams


Inside the box you get,
Over 70 assorted felt shapes,
Ideas Leaflet
Felt play board.


Ru loves Paw Patrol and he needed no instructions on what to do with the felt pieces, he instantly started making pictures with the different pieces.



He really enjoyed making different pictures and showing me the end results.

The felt shapes stick nicely to the play board and they're is a nice selection of different pieces to choose from.



Ru spent a good half an hour making up different scenes and chatting away to himself whilst he did so.
Making up little scenes and playing with the Paw Patrol team.


It was the perfect activity to keep Ru entertained whilst we kept him in from the sun for a bit.
The twins have also had a play with it and both enjoyed it as much as Ru did.

We've never had a Fuzzy-Felt toy before, but I certainly will be buying more when looking for Christmas or birthday presents.


Paw Patrol Fuzzy-Felt is suitable for children aged 3-6yrs.
Fuzzy-Felt is one of Britains best loved toys!
You can buy this Paw Patrol Fuzzy-Felt from amazon for £12.99.