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

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

... 3D Mini Scenes with eZee Beads ...

My 3rd instalment for the John Adams Craft Club and this time its for 3D Mini Scenes with eZee Beads.

The eZee Beads 3D Mini Scenes set lets you create charming 3D scenes using just beads and water!


Whats inside the box;
Over 1200 beads,
Bead storage,
Bead tray,
Plastic pegs,
Water sprayer,
4 Design cards.
Designs include owl, duck & ducklings, frog on a lily pad, snail & cute rabbit.

Makes 5 free standing mini scenes
Recommended age 5+



I decided to sit down with Ru after nursery whilst all the other boys were still at school and design our first ever 3d mini scene.
I let Ru pick which design we would do and he chose the cute little bunny.
The thought of making a pink bunny made him very happy and he sat there clapping whilst I sorted out all the beads into the bead storage pot.




Once the beads were all in a separate section we started on our design, Ru would get the right coloured bead and hand it to me.

Occasionally he did place the bead but he seemed to enjoy picking out the beads and watching me do the hard part.
We started with the green base and worked up, making sure all the beads were down before we sprayed them with water.

Once Ru had made sure every bead was covered in water we made our flower stalk using the bead pegs provided.

After spraying the beads with water it is recommended you leave them to dry for at least 30 minutes.
We left ours for around an hour and by that time it was really easy to peel the design away from the bead board.


Once the design was dry and peeled off the board Ru watched me turn it from a flat design into a 3D mini scene and he was more than impressed.
He was beaming from ear to ear and couldn't wait to hold his little pink bunny.

Both Ru and I were very pleased with the outcome and we can't wait to make more!

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eZee beads 3D mini scenes would make a super Christmas present.
You can find it in Tesco 
RRP £14.99.



Have you checked out the JA Craft Club's Facebook page yet?
It features lots of craft tips/ideas, competitions, reviews and a whole lot of other fun things.
Why not check it out here!

Monday, 6 November 2017

John Adams BLOPEN Glitter Studio Review

As part of my review series for the brand new John Adams Craft Club that launched at the end of September.

I am now sharing with you how me and the boys got on with the Blopens Glitter Studio


Box Contains;

 5 BLOPENS, 
Glitter Holder, 
Glue Pen, 
4 Glitter Tubes, 
Butterfly Mobile. 
Heart, 
3 Flowers, 
8 Stencils, 
Ribbon and Instructions



                 

I really love the amount of different stencils you get included in the box, the boys all enjoyed looking through them deciding which ones they were going to do and who they were going to be for.

Once you've got everything out the box you can then turn the box around and use it as an easel, with slots for all the pens and glitter tubes. 
Which is great for helping you store your pens whilst you work on your master piece.



For our first attempt at BLOPENS we decided we would just use the templates on normal paper just so we could get the hang of it.
Everyone decided they would do one for their favourite teachers at school which was rather sweet.

They made sure to add lots of glitter to make them look extra special.



The BLOPENS were really easy to use and the all 3 of the boys found it nice and simple to use them.
Even little Ru mastered them and made some really awesome art work!
The recommended age is 6 upwards but with adult supervision the boys all got on really well.
If using BLOPENS with under 6 always make sure an adult is present!

After the wedding the boys are all planning to do one of the mobiles designs and hang it in their room.

The boys joint effort for Daddy
For their head teacher
For another teacher.

Recommended for ages 6 +
Available from Smyths Toys 
 RRP £24.99

Over on the John Adams Craft Club Facebook page there are lots of craft tips/ideas, competitions, reviews and a whole lot of other fun things.
Why not head over and check it out!


Hot Wheels Roto Revolution Track Set



Hot Wheels Roto Revolution will test your skills in a head-to-head face off with friends. 
Challengers strategically launch their Hot Wheels cars into the rotating set. 
With perfect timing, you’ll be looping around the set and crashing and smashing into your opponent’s cars in no time! 
Last man standing in the loop wins! 
Launch into action with this interactive, strategic, skill based track set with the fast action you expect from Hot Wheels. 


Key Features;

  • Battle your friends and test your skills in this EPIC rotating track set
  • Challengers strategically launch their Hot Wheels cars into the rotating set
  • Time your launch and you'll be looping around the set and crashing and smashing into your opponent's cars in no time! 
  • This interactive, strategic, skill-based boosted set delivers speed and in-your-face action
  • The last car racing wins! Start over again and sharpen your launching skills to secure your victory
  • Batteries required: 4 x D (Not included)
  • Ages 5 and up
Whats in the box;

The Roto Revolution™ Track Set includes 2 launchers and 2 Hot Wheels® cars.



As soon as this track was the built the boys were eager to get racing!
The track really took no time at all putting together, I'm sure Noah could have done this with his eyes shut it was that simple!

It really is the perfect entertainment for the twins, they love nothing more than challenging each other to find out whose the best!
So this track really is perfect for them.

Oscar picked the Pink Hot Wheel and Alex picked the blue & orange Hot Wheel and they each took their place behind their launchers.


It took them both a few goes, as they just couldn't get their timings right, and would end up missing the slot as the track rotated.

After a few goes Alex seemed to get the hang of it which annoyed Oscar, so much so that he really focused and ended up slamming his launcher just at the right time to get his car shooting around the track and knocking off Alex's car right off the track!

Tears, tantrums and laughter were all part of the experience of playing with this track!
Once the frustration was over the fun began and they sat and played happily whilst I cracked on with Sunday dinner.

After the boys were finished even Ru tried to have a go, but he just couldn't get the car onto the track, but to be fair he was just happy with hitting his launcher and watching the car crash into the track.

I was surprised both twins managed to get their cars to loop the loop without falling to the floor mid loop!



Another toy that would be perfect for twins, as they each get a car and each get to play it at the same time!
This track would make an awesome Christmas present.
Available from Argos for £49.99

Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Smart Trike T3

Ru has longed for his very own scooter or a long time now and was over the moon when this very awesome SmartTrike T3 scooter got delivered!


The 2 stage T3 scooter by smarTrike, lets your little one have their independence and freedom to explore new adventures. But it also gives them stability when they need it. 
Suitable for children from the age of 2 and up, the T3 has two adaptable stages that help improve 
your child's motor skills in a fun and innovative way.

 It starts as a three wheeled trike and then when they have learned the basics you can move it to a two wheeler by pushing the two front wheels together.


Features
  • Tilting handle bar with soft-touch rubber grip handles. 
  • Swiss design. 
  • Easy to reach rear foot brake. 
  • Elastomer mechanism design. 
  • Tpr rubber surface footplate.



The scooter took two minutes to click together and soon as it was done Ru was off out into the garden to try it out.

He is always trying to have a go on the twins scooters, but they are a little mean and say no. He has attempted Noah's stunt scooter but it's far too big for him and he doesn't get very far.
I was expecting him to take a while to get use to the scooter, but as soon as he stepped on it he was off!


I don't think it will be long until I push the two front wheels together!
He really is amazing on it, he can out scoot me, he can even do little bunny hops.
I'll have to take him back to the skate park soon and let him loose on the ramps.

It's a fantastic first scooter and would make a brilliant Christmas present.
Available in Purple and Blue from Argos 
RRP £49.99


Monster Smash-Ups Raptor Remote Control Truck!

race, smash, eject and rebuild these rechargeable, high speed radio control monster trucks. 
When crashed, the front bumper activates the ejector seat, sending the driver flying across the room! The realistic monster truck suspension makes these trucks incredibly fun to tilt-turn, race and swerve.


The twins are really into remote control cars at the moment, but I'm always running around after them telling them to be careful they don't crash as the car will break, with this monster truck I don't actually have to do that!
Mum win!!

They can crash the truck to their hearts content!


Features
  • Monster smash ups: Race, smash, eject and rebuild with a monster smash ups RC trucks
  • Ejector seat and re-buildable: Crash your truck and watch your driver get ejected; quick rebuild and back to action
  • Radio controlled: 2.4 GHz radio controller with 20 m range, allowing multiple players to battle at the same time
  • Tilt-turn movement: Realistic, exciting, tilt turn suspension combined with high speed capability
  • Rechargeable: Includes rechargeable battery with 20 minutes run time and also customisable stickers, cones and flags; 
  • requires 2 x AA batteries (not included) for remote control
  • Ages 3 and up.

The truck is nice and easy to assemble which means the twins can quite happily do it themselves without my intervention, which is always a bonus.
As otherwise I'd be constantly being asked to re-build it, as they crash it A LOT!

They always giggle with delight when their little raptor dude gets flown out of the truck and across the room.
 They have a little competition going to see who can get him to fly the furthest.
I'm not 100% sure whose winning, but I have a feeling its Oscar.


I like the fact it has a rechargeable battery as we have a lot of toys that eat batteries and they are always so expensive to keep buying so another mum win!
The boys all find the controls easy to use even Rupert can get the car to drive around the kitchen without a helping hand!

These monster trucks come in 3 designs
Raptor, Rhino and Viper!

They'd make awesome Christmas presents!
Available from Argos for £34.99



Monday, 30 October 2017

PJ Masks - Time To Be a Hero DVD

Into the Night to Save the Day! 

Perfectly timed for Halloween fun, PJ Masks – Time to be a Hero features six fan-favourite episodes and follows the exciting adventures of Connor, Amaya and Greg.
 The three friends attend school like everyone else, but when something goes awry in the city, they get ready for their mission.

Because ... Nighttime ... Is ... The ... Right ... Time ... To ...Fight ... Crime!


As day turns to night, the heroes put their pyjamas on and activate their animal amulets. 
They magically transform into their dynamic superhero alter egos: Catboy, Owlette and Gekko and become the fantastic and unstoppable PJ Masks team. 

The six action-packed adventures featured on PJ Masks – Time to be a Hero are: 
  •  Speak UP, Gekko! When Romeo starts using Gekko’s voice for no good, Gekko has to get over his stage fright and get his voice back. 
  • Catboy & Master Fang’s Sword Night Ninja has stolen Master Fang’s prized sword and Catboy wants it back, but he will have to learn not to let his anger get in the way first. 
  • Catboy vs. Robo-Cat - Catboy has to get Amaya’s and Greg’s stolen superhero pajamas back from Romeo so they can transform into Owlette and Gekko and help him save the day . . . unless he learns that you don’t need superpowers to be a hero. 
  • Owlette and the Giving Owl - Owlette’s prized ‘Giving Owl’ statue is stolen by Luna Girl to decorate her new headquarters. If Owlette doesn’t learn it’s better to give than receive, Catboy and Gekko could become trapped in Luna Girl’s newest HQ for good. 
  • Catboy’s Flying Fiasco - When Catboy receives a scooter as a gift from an unknown aunt, something smells fishy. But when he can use it to fly, it’s too good to leave at home. Too bad that it’s really a “gift” from . . . Luna Girl! 
  • Owlette and the Flash Flip Trip - Using his newest machine, Romeo erases all the stories from books and replaces them with pictures of himself. Rather than relying on her own skills, Owlette plans to use the moves of her favourite comic character, Flossy Flash, to save the day.

Ru amazingly sat down in front of the telly for the whole 72 minutes, without wanting to do anything else, which is extremely rare for him!
Wearing his PJ Mask pyjamas and with his little PJ Mask figures by his side he happily sat and watched episode after episode, using his figures to play along as he watched.

He loved being able to watch all of his favourite episodes at once.
His very favourite one was Catboy vs Robo Cat which we did had to watch on repeat all of Sunday afternoon.
Which worked out well as it meant the other boys got some peace to play the Wii in peace without Ru moaning at them!

A fantastic DVD for all PJ Mask fans, and a perfect stocking filler!

PJ Masks – Time to be a Hero will be available to download and on DVD from Monday 30th October 2017. 

Find the DVD on Amazon Here for only £7.99

Hot Wheels® Track Builder ™ Stunt Bridge Kit.


With Track Builder, there's no limit to what can be created, especially now that it's fully brick compatible! 
YOU are in the driver's seat!
Create your own outrageous stunts, experiment with speed and keep challenging yourself to Make it EPIC!

Build and stunt your way through the motorized bridge. 
The Hot Wheels Track Builder Stunt Bridge is the ultimate piece in your Hot Wheels world of stunting.


Launch your cars when the motorized bridge arm is mid-way up! 
Complete an epic jump across the dangerously large gap (and evade whoever is on your tail!)

You can launch 2 Hot Wheels cars through the motorised bridge and see which one conquers one of the 3 suggested challenges. 
Then move around the bricks and bridge and try to tackle the next challenge.
 The Stunt Bridge Kit has three sets in one, with multiple configurations!


Key Features

  • Test your skills and creativity by making your own track experience!
  • The addition of bricks to the system give kids even more tools to unlock their creativit
  • The Hot Wheels Track Builder Stunt Bridge is the ultimate piece in your Hot Wheels world of stunting
  • Launch your cars when the motorized bridge arm is mid-way up! Complete an epic jump across the dangerously large gap (and evade whoever is on your tail!)
  • Launch 2 Hot Wheels cars through the motorized bridge and see which one conquers one of the 3 suggested challenges
  • Three sets in one with multiple configurations!
  • Batteries required: 2 x D (not included)

What’s In The Box?

The Hot Wheels® Stunt Bridge includes 50+ Mega Bloks™, 
1 Slam Launcher, 
1 Motorized Stunt Bridge with track and a Hot Wheels® vehicle, too!

Ru loves anything car related so when offered to review this amazing track I knew I had to say yes!
He's always watching Hot Wheel Track videos on KidsTube, and hasn't actually got one himself, so I knew he would love it straight away.

Not only would Ru love it, the other 3 would as well.
A toy that they can all play together without too many fights!

A big mum win!!

Our first configuration.
Monsters!!


It didn't take long to assemble, the longest part was deciding which configuration to go for.
Ru decided we would try the first on in the book.

It seemed nice and simple and Ru helped me find the right bricks.

Once build, we set up the car monsters and took the track out into the hall way, as there wasn't anywhere for it in the kitchen.



As you can see it's rather long!
Perfect for getting that run up it needs to shoot across the bridge.


Ru loves it, and has been playing on it ever since it was placed down on the floor.
He's gone round the whole house collecting all the Hot Wheel cars to see which one is the fastest!

As I write this, he's sat in the hallway playing nicely with Oscar!
Which never happens
Trying to knock down the monsters and seeing who can zoom through the hole to the other side.

The blurry shadow in the air is the Hot Wheel car!
This would make a fab Christmas present!
Lots of fun competitions could be had on Christmas Day, seeing who is the fastest and who is the most awesomest stunt car!























Combine with other track and bricks for even more fun!

RRP £49.99

Suitable for ages 4+

Available from Smyths Toys