Friday, March 15, 2013

Manhattan Toy (Review & Giveaway)

Manhattan Toy, founded in 1979, creates with kids in mind.  Now the company has launched a series of 28 arts & crafts, do-it-yourself, role-play and puppet kits plus exciting games all under the title of the imagine iCAN series.  The 28 kits can be found here.

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).

You can learn more about Manhattan Toy on their website.
You can also follow them on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and/or Pinterest.
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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.

39 comments:

Pat Hatt said...

That could work for many a thing, very neat idea and lets all be creative too.

Courtney G said...

Rosey, I'm still working out all of the kinks of transferring to WP, but did you see my latest post? I'm pretty worried about the review/giveaway bloggers.

nickieisis3 said...

We like this http://www.manhattantoy.com/product/632105/149710/_/Imagine_I_Can_Knitting_Beginnings

Irfan Butt said...

Such a lovely thing for kids..

jlmk said...

I'd get finger paint fun.

mail4rosey said...

I'm coming over now to take a look.

jeanette sheets said...

finger paint fun

Klydra Pugh said...

Imagine I Can Pirate Treasures
Thanks for the chance

Sacha Schroeder said...

EIther Imagine I Can Create & Color Princess or the Finger Paint Fun!

Natalie Parvis-Nichols said...

Imagine I Can Finger Paint Fun.

Natalie Parvis-Nichols said...

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diesel_had_my_baby@yahoo.com or Natalie Parvis on RC

Tamar said...

Imagine I Can Finger Paint Fun

My Journey With Candida said...

Imagine I Can Finger Paint Fun

Theresa said...

I love the Imagine I Can Feel Better MD

Rochel S said...

the Imagine I Can Pirate Treasures

mogrill said...

I like finger paint fun.
Thanks for the chance.
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Stephanie Larison said...

I'd pick the finger paint fun

Robin O said...

I would choose the Imagine I Can Finger Paint Fun!

618mom said...

I would get Imagine I Can Pirate Treasures

Tammy said...

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Katie said...

Imagine I can Pirate Treasures

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mail4rosey said...

I gave you a return visit and was already following on gfc, but now I'm following on linky too. ;)

mail4rosey said...

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sweetsue said...

I would get the Imagine I Can Pet Rock Pals.
Susan Chester

♡♥♬ Louis ♬♥♡ said...

I love the Imagine I Can Creative Color Sticker Clings

Thank you for hosting this giveaway

Louis
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Mayla Moore said...

I would choose the Imagine I Can Finger Paint Fun.

LauraJJ said...

Oh he would love the Imagine I Can Pirate Treasures! How fun!

Paula Michele Hafner said...

I like the Imagine I Can Pirate Treasures for my son.

Anonymous said...

My daughter would like the Imagine I Can Fairy Enchanted kit.

Suzie Williams said...

I like the sew sweet kit. My 7 year old loves crafting stuff.

Anonymous said...

sew sweet kit..my grandaughter would love this



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Susan Smoaks said...

our daughter would enjoy the Imagine I Can Secret Agent Spy Gear
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Breanne said...

Imagine I Can Feel Better MD

AEKZ2 said...

I'd choose the Imagine I Can Sew Sweet

Lisa said...

Imagine I Can Feel Better MD

Clair said...

My daughter would love to sew sweet kit

Vikki Billings said...

I would choose the Imagine I Can Creative Color Sticker Clings
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Donna said...

I would like the Imagine I Can Knitting Beginnings
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