Cake Decorating Supplies from Cake Angels
There’s nothing I find more relaxing than a spot of baking and whilst a hectic uni/work/domestic goddess/life, and whatever else requires my attention at that moment in time, schedule means that I very rarely get time to bake I had no excuse when the lovely people at Cake Angels sent me a collection of baking goodies to try out.
Now I have to admit that whilst I love to bake cakes decorating them is a whole different ball game. Picture the scene… icing here there and everywhere, a floor covered in sprinkles and a cupcake that looks like my three-year old has decorated it even though I have spent 15 minutes trying to get it look pretty and you’ve got a good idea of my decorating skills but this time I was determined to find my inner cake decorator and with all these lovely items to try out what could go wrong???
Candy Construction Activity Set From Learning Resources
If you’ve read our Dino Construction Co.™ – Triceratops Bulldozer or Hot Dots Junior reviews then you’ll know just how much we think of the toys supplied by educational toy specialist Learning Resources so when we were asked if we’d like to take a look at the Learning Resources Candy Construction Activity Set we jumped at the chance.
The Candy Construction Activity set combines two of my favourite aspects of any toy,: colour and play potential and if you can sense that just from looking at the box it can only be a good thing.
Featuring 92 candy themed pieces this super cool constructing kit is perfect for boys, girls and even adults alike, after all who can resist trying to build a candy themed house out of candy pieces? Not me that’s for sure! Each individual piece is shaped and coloured to look like something from a candy shop; from chunks of milk chocolate to strawberry liquorice inspired twizzlers not to mention the candy cane style connectors this colourful set is designed to capture attentions and inspire play.
Playmobil Easter Calendar
Easter is fast approaching and thanks to the lovely people at Playmobil we are counting down in true Playmobil style! As part of our ongoing Playologist status Playmobil sent the little man an Easter themed countdown calendar to check out.
Bigjigs Toys Children’s Wooden Croquet Set Review
It’s a sad time at Monsters Fun House as our time as Bigjigs Play Patrol Agents is coming to an end however before out amazing journey reaches it’s toytastic destination we have one final Play Patrol mission and that mission is to test out the Bigjigs Toys Farm Carpet Croquet set.
Now every so often a toy enters the house and Monster falls instantly in love with it and that’s exactly what has happened with the Bigjigs Toys Farm Carpet Croquet Set.
Featuring four beautifully painted wooden animals, four colourful wooden balls and two durable wooden croquet sticks this brilliant set captured the little mans attention as soon as it was out of the box and needless to say it hasn’t been back in there since!
Jake And The Neverland Pirates Aquadoodle From Tomy Review
As part of our ongoing relationship with Tony we were recently asked to test out the brand new Jake And The Neverland Pirates Aquadoodle and whilst we have previously tested the Magic Jungle Sounds Aquadoodle I was interested to see how Monster would reacted to one covered with his favourite Disney Junior characters.
The Aquadoodle set comes complete with a colourful mat measuring roughly 75cm by 54cm, a very cool plastic Jake shaped aqua pen and a detachable star shaped stamper.
Now if you haven’t heard of Aquadoodles before the basically they are a blank mat upon which you can ‘draw’ using the very clever water filled pens and stampers. Once your masterpiece is finished simply leave the mat dry for a few minutes and all marks will disappear leaving you with a blank canvas to start drawing on all over again! It’s a very clever mess free alternative to your standard arts and crafts and one which doesn’t require a great deal of time to set up and pack away which is perfect for our busy household.
Predictably the little man absolutely loved the fact that Jake and The Neverland Pirate crew were pictured around the edge of the colourful mat and he was even more excited to see the Jake shaped pen as he looks just like the TV character himself so it wasn’t long before he was laid out on his belly creating a masterpiece to be proud of.
Filling up the Jake shaped pen is easy, simply unscrew the nib pour in the water and screw the nib back on again and it’s ready to draw with. Another fab addition to this particular Aquadoodle set is the star shaped stamper which can be popped onto the end of the chunky pen . Whilst the box says that to get the best results you need to dip the stamper into a pot of water we’ve found that it works perfectly well by just allowing the water to flow through the nib which prevent any watery spills!
Monster has had lots of fun playing with his Jake and The Neverland Pirates Aquadoodle and whilst I’d have liked to have seen the actual drawing space to be a little larger and the pen to hold a little more water it didn’t affect the play potential and it certainly didn’t stop Monster having a whole heap of mess free fun.
Priced at £19.99 the Tomy Jake and The Neverland Pirate Aquadoodle is a brilliant colourful, mess-free activity that I can see being a huge hit for year come!