Term holidays – though it sounds pleasing to the ears, when it comes to managing the bored kids at home, I feel like having an escape from the “School Holidays”. I hate my children watching TV all the time or when they are bored of TV, their attention being turned to gadgets and video games. (Well, Sometimes I have to “Let it go” though)
The onething that can never upset me is Arts and Crafts. And, I have hardly seen any kids not wanting to do something creative (and going messy, may be). I wouldn’t mind a messy kid than seeing a lazy kid lying on the sofa watching TV and playing games.
To keep the little children at Mummy and the Cuties engaged, the lovely people at Great Gizmos had recently sent us a “Butterfly Mask” kit. It is quite simple, No complications, no screwing, no drilling, no nailing but there is lots of mixing and gluing :). You don’t really need an instruction leaflet.
Whats included in the “Butterfly Masks” box:
- 3 Butterfly Mask Templates – Push Outs.
- 1 set of Bright coloured paints.
- 1 tube of Glitter glue
- 3 Plastic Sticks to hole the masks.
- Adhesive tape to attach the Stick to the Mask.
It is no magic, an absolute entertainer to keep the kids occupied for atleast an hour or so. All you do is mix the paints, make your own colours and colour the mask in your own way. When used by an 8 year old who is more conscious and careful about her beautifully coloured mask, The mask does look great. After coluring in, glue the stick to the mask and enjoy the pretend play.
- Quick and easy
- There is no job for the Mums here and I can peacefully be on the sofa watching my favourite program on the TV.
- The Masks are very Sturdy and lasts longer.
And here is a picture of the Cutie n0-1 with the finished Mask.
What could have been there!?
- I got a complaint from DD1 soon after finishing one Mask that she ran out of the paints !! ! Even I feel, the 5 tubs are less for 3 masks.
- DD1 really wished to have a string attached to the mask to avoid holding it all the time. A pair of elastic threads would have been an added advantage. I assumed it is a No because of health and safety.
The age restriction on the Butterfly Mask is 5+ but I think, under supervision it could be 3+ as my little one enjoyed joining her big sister. ( Though the Mask looked a bit scary at the end). The Butterfly Mask is currently retailed at around approximately £10 which I honestly feel is a bit expensive for the finished product. But it is a great product to grab a deal on bargain or sale and is an ideal craft item for parties.
Disclaimer: I have received a sample for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own.