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Age Range: 3 years+
Manufacturer’s Description: Children will love to add a creative touch to their very own jewellery box. With over 1400 sparkly self-adhesive foam tiles, of different colours, to be affixed to the colour-coded box.
Review: Georgie and Lydia both love having trinket pots and boxes to stash away their favourite things, and this Mosaics My Pretty Jewellery Box from Craft Time is right up their street, especially as they can decorate it themselves with the included glittery foam tiles.
Both girls really enjoy crafting, Georgie in particular – it feels like they are always drawing, cutting and sticking! They have decided that they are going to work on it a bit at the time over the summer holidays, and so far have completed the front and one of the sides. You can already tell it’s going to be super sparkly when it has been finished!
With this kit you get everything you need, with two sheets per colour of the sparkly stick on tiles. The box has colour coded squares so you know which colour to use, and has a pretty design including butterflies and swirls of colour. It’s great for developing their fine motor skills and hand-eye co-ordination, too.
The box itself has a hinged lid with a ribbon hinge (so no worries about trapped fingers), as well as two drawers. There is plenty of space to keep their precious bits & bobs in, as it measures 21 x 15 x 12cm. It seems to be pretty sturdy so I should think it will last quite a while.
This is the perfect activity for a rainy day – we popped some music on and the girls sat and enjoyed some peaceful crafty time. Both Georgie and Lydia found it easy enough to peel the tiles off the backing sheet and stick them in the indicated spots to create the glittery design.
Overall I am pleased with this – it will take them a while to completely finish it, and it is something they will use for quite a while to come, so you get quite good value for money. 5 stars.