Another box of lovely goodies arrived this week from the very lovely folk at Yellow Moon. I have blogged about their amazing craft kits before, but there are lots of other toys, games and gadgets on offer on their website too and it really is a great place to look for some last minute stocking fillers.
First up we have Junior Scrabble Giant Floor Puzzle. This is a puzzle with a twist.
Festive Hand Tattoos caused a bit of amusement. These are temporary tattoos all on the festive theme which easily transfer onto your hands so that you can make them into talking characters. There are eight different designs, four for each hand. Very silly, but very entertaining.
The name 'shrinkles' had the children in fits of hysterics, particularly as they are called Willie the Wizard's Christmas Shrinkles. I can't imagine why that is so funny!
These are really cool, even the teenager couldn't resist these. The kit contains three sheets full of different characters and Christmas pictures to colour in, a set of colouring pencils and some gold thread. You colour in the picture of your choice, cut it out, punch a hole in the top and then bake in the oven for a few minutes. The shapes shrink in the heat and thicken out, so you are left with some cute and surprisingly sturdy decorations.
Of all the products we were sent to review, this was by far the favourite and you can probably see why. The Treatball Dispenser has a motion activated sensor and so you fill it with sweets of your choice and then when you place your hand beneath the dispenser, it magically fills your hand with sweets. Amazing!
Our current sweet of choice are Vice Versa's and they were probably a little bit too big, but it was amazing how the little hands kept appearing to 'try out' this clever gadget.
It's a chicken is a really brilliant game although it has to have one of the most annoying timers I've known in a game for a while. You have pads with different combinations of circles on, a timer that clucks as it counts down how many points you have, a set of cards to tell you what to draw and a dice.
You roll the dice and get either red, white or yellow and then you pick up a card and according to what colour you have, that determines the thing you have to draw. All of the things have a circle or circles in them, so you choose the best piece of paper and draw the picture for everyone else to guess. When someone gets it right, you stop the timer and the drawer and the guesser get whatever points were on the timer.
The nice thing about this game is that the circles really help you to draw, so even if you aren't the best artist in the world, you can still have a go. You do need three players for the game.
We were sent all of these items for the purpose of this review. All opinions are entirely our own.