These kits have been featured on The View and recognized by Parenting Magazine as 'Best in Play' at Toy Fair (which is, by the way, a very big deal). The kits are creative, fun, and because they are so reasonably priced would be great for not only one child, but would also be ideal for families with multiple children, classrooms, birthday gifts, and so on and so forth.
We were lucky enough to receive products to review. Below you can see our experiences with the imagine iCAN Crafty Eraser Creations, and the imagine iCAN Creative Color Sticker Clings.
The Imagine iCAN Crafty Eraser Creations was easy and fun, and the erasers worked great for a light to medium pencil line. The kit came in a great little storage tin that will keep the materials safe for future use, and when everything is used up (which is going to be awhile) it can be reused for whatever we want.
|And there's the face...no review is complete in our house w/o a silly face. A certain reviewer cannot seem to help himself.|
The process was easy and we really enjoyed it! First we selected the color of eraser that we wanted to make (you could make a multi-color eraser if desired) and we crumbled and kneaded it to make it take shape well.
Then we fit the material into the mold that was included (there are many shapes to choose from). This process was very easy. Once the shape was molded we took it out and used the blunt side of the included tweezers to cut off the excess.
Then it was time to boil it. Follow the easy instructions to boil the eraser on the stove, wait for it to cool, and then your eraser is ready to be put into action. It's just that easy!
The second kit we put together was the imagine iCAN Creative Color Sticker Clings.
These too came in a great little tin for storage (and future use). There were quite a few designs to choose from, a plastic working sheet, outline paint, and the colored paint pens.
We started out by selecting the picture we wanted to do for our cling. I chose the pirate ship and little man selected the skull and cross bones to go with it.
Then it was time to get down to business. We outlined our designs in the bold black paint and let it dry overnight.
|We outlined our designs in the bold black paint. It was the last thing we did before bed, hence the pajamas. ;)|
The next morning the paint was dry, so before we drove off to the school, we painted with the colors. The ship was supposed to be mine, but painting was so easy, and so much fun, that somebody else decided to take over my duties.
We let that paint dry and then later that evening we peeled off our creations. Once the paint is dry it's extremely easy to peel it off of the plastic work board that comes with the kit.
They cling to the windows just like they're supposed to, and they look fantastic. We put ours on my son's little Beta fish tank which worked out great. His fish who doesn't like anything in, on, or around his tank has fallen madly in love with the decals. He even sleeps next to them, and it makes everyone in the house laugh.
This is just a sampling of what is available, and all of the kits look really fun. One lucky reader is going to win one of their own.
Take a look at the kits here: http://www.manhattantoy.com/products/632105?&n=0&va=t
The winner gets to choose from the 28 on the page (whichever one that person likes best).
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Disclosure: I received product samples to help facilitate the review. No other form of compensation took place. All opinions stated are my own.