Today is one of these days when you feel extremely blessed to be part of the amazing Toyologist Program. I have two grumpy, very snotty boys at home, so we pulled out two new toys to review today in an attempt to appease tempers:
Crayola, Color Wonder
Toys R Us, £15.99
It is mess free paint!! That’s right MESS FREE PAINT! how can it be possible I hear you say? well it is possible because they know some people who managed to create some magic brush, gel paint and wonder paper that if put all together will make beautiful painting. It works, the proof is that I even let them use it on the carpet as you can see below on the video, cream carpet please.
The set comes with 6 paint pots and a 30 page pad. From the video below you can see how it works but basically the pots contain a gel and the magic brush picks up the colour and I guess that’s why they call it “magic” because the gel is clear. The best thing of all is that colour only show on the wonder paper pad, which means it will not reveal itself on anything else, not even on your wall paper.
We love it! The only downside is the arguments that it started in this house. ONE paint set, ONE magic brush, TWO children with no patience, means fights and me wearing my referee hat…
I would greatly encourage you to purchase one per child if like me you have them very close in ages.
The other thing we tested this morning was the Tomy, Mr Colour Maker.
Tomy, Mr Colour Maker
Toys R Us, £19.99
This is a pot of paint that comes with three small paint pots and a brush. It is aimed for the 2yrs old + and having one at home it should be a hit. Unfortunately he got bored very quickly. There are three settings and the favourite by far is the one with the rainbow song. The other setting prompt the children to use different colours and when they get it wrong it tells them which colour they have just used, which is great to teach them colours. For some reason it is Elliott who found it more interesting.
The small pots come in three colours blue, red and yellow and we can’t help to think green is missing. Even the children wonder where it has gone.
The overall feeling is that it is a nice enough toy but it is a little bit limited on the entertainment and variety aspect, but it is most probably because both Elliott and Victor are now too old for it.
And before I leave you with the video, just a quick note to say that Toys R Us are on the hunt for more Toyologists, so if you want to be part of the program quickly head over there and apply!!