website but we did receive them free of charge in exchange for an honest review
of this product.
Now my 4 year old did have a bit of a
wobbly start with them, as he was struggling to make an impression on the
play-dough. However, once I’d shown him
that he just needed to apply a little more pressure as he rolled them; he then
soon settled down into the activity.
laid out to make some “cookies” for us all to “eat”. He rolled out the dough first and then after
adding the pattern with the roller, he then cut them out with the star cutter
and arranged them onto plates for us all.
My 6 year old used the rollers with relative ease and he
loved using all of the rollers to make different patterns over his
play-dough. He then used the shape
cutters to cut out different shapes from his patterned dough to make his “shape
only just turned 2, but not wanting to leave her out I let her use the rollers
under my supervision. She didn’t have
the strength to make a very clear impression into her play-dough but this didn’t
bother her in the slightest. She was
happy enough rolling them backwards and forwards for a few minutes before
throwing them on the floor! This did them no harm though as they seem to be
very strong and hardwearing.
for the kids to roll the rollers over to cover them in paint. I then rolled out one long piece of easel
paper all across the table to give the kids plenty of room to roll the rollers
up and down the paper.
preferred to use the rollers on the play-dough or with the paint. My 4 year old told me that he preferred to
use them in the paint, as it was a bit easier for him to make clearer patterns.
Also he didn’t need to press down quite so hard in the paint, so it made his
hands a bit less tired! My 6year old
told me was enjoying the painting but he preferred to use them on the
play-dough. This was because they made lovely deep patterns in it.
but I did keep a very close eye on her with them. She did have fun rolling the rollers up and
down the paper for a few minutes but then inevitably she did end up with her
hands covered in paint.
and some sponges down onto the table and we popped the rollers in to give them
a good wash. They did take a bit of
scrubbing with the sponges to become totally clean. The kids really enjoyed
splashing around in the water though so it was actually a great extension to
the activity. I would suggest if you don’t have time to clean them up straight
away then to leave them to soak in some water so that the paint doesn’t dry out
and become harder to remove.
£1.99 each. They are good quality and
can be used for a number of different activities which is great. We even took ours down to the beach with us
to see if we could make impressions in the sand with them! What other
activities do you think they could be used for?
kits. Top quality, value for money creative activities for individual children
and young educational groups. Designed to make learning fun. Fast delivery,
free post for orders over £30 in the UK. Standard postage to the UK is only £2.25 and to Europe
it is £9 so it might be worth stocking up with one big order of craft supplies or
sharing an order with a friend to split to postage cost.