Thursday 29 March 2018

Gel-a-Peel Slime Jar Decorating - Easy Slime Recipe

I don't know if your kids are obsessed with Slime but mine are at the moment. One thing we have never done is try to make it I for one thought it was maybe a little bit too hard for me. We were sent a kit from Gel a Peel to make some slime jars. So with that, I googled easy slime recipe and found one that actually worked using only two ingredients so read on to find out how we have done it.

If you are a regular reader of our blog you will have seen us try out the Gel a Peel products a few times for different projects.  One thing Gel a Peel is good to create a different texture and gives a good effect and finish.

We tried a new Gold pack which I can tell you there was a few fights about who got to use the gold pen. If you have not heard of Gel a Peel its a lot of fun. It comes in different coloured tubes and you can use it to make jewellery or as we done slime Jars. The wonderful thing is when it dries it becomes like a rubbery texture. Each set comes with different shaped nozzles that attach on the Gel a Peel tubes to create different shales and textures. The set comes with moulds that you can use to stick on your designs or make into creations themselves.

 The Sets that we were using comes with 16 different templates which can be moulded into different shapes. It's very easy to use and my children love using the mould. It's very easy to use and comes with a squeegee to scrape away excess gel. It's best to do the moulds the day before as they take some time to dry. 

Easy two ingredient Slime Recipe

The great thing about this slime recipe is that all the stuff is available in your home. 
All you will need for this recipe is - 

- PVA Glue - 2 Tablespoons

- Washing Detergent  - 2 Table Spoons

- Food colouring or glitter for decoration (optional)

This is it believe it or not. It was super easy to make actually I was surprised especially as I had heard horror stories from other people. All you do is mix both together until it creates a gooey consistency. We added glitter and colouring too to make it more exciting. It worked well as slime and ticked the boxes in the right places for them. 

They then filled the jars they made and won't let us throw them away. 

Check out Gel a Peel Available in most Toy retailers. The set we use retails at around £19.99 

Thursday 22 March 2018

Giant Gruffalo Floor Puzzle by Ravensburger

Son Son loves a puzzle recently, hes always asking to do puzzles at home and at nursery. So thankfully we were sent anther puzzle for his collection A giant Gruffalo floor puzzle for him to try out. As soon as it was out of its packaging he was away putting pieces together desperate to complete it. 

The puzzle is aimed at children aged 3 plus and has 24 pieces. Son Son had no trouble putting it together and required little help from me. The pieces are sturdy and strong so able to out up with sometimes the forceful placement of puzzle pieces by Son Son. The shapes are also all odd shaped, making it a bit different to the normal suqare puzzles. 

The puzzle is in the shape of the gruffalo and has lots of fun coulours round the edges along with sentances from the story around the edge. Son Son loved to spot the animals in the puzzle along with the colours. 

The pieces fit nicely in the box too making it easy to store away. They are also large meaning thety wont get mixed up with other jigsaws so much. 

The puzzle is aimed at children 3 plus and retails at £9.99 which I think is a bargain. Son Son did the puzzle with ease so we look forward to trying more puzzles aimed at 4 plus too. Find out more informatoin from Ravensburger and on the Gruffalo floor puzzle here

Peppa Pig Pick up and Play Set Review

My children at 4 and 5 still love Peppa Pig. We have been watching Peppa Pig for a number of years and it still doesn't get old. Recently we were sent the new Peppa Pig Pick up and Playsets, a toy perfect for long journeys in the car or keeping everything together in one set so it doesn't get lost. The set comes in the shape of Peppas face. We were sent the seaside set to try but also available in the playground set too.

The Peppa pick up and play set is the perfect toy for small children. It doesn't come with small parts so there's no fear they will put the toys in their mouth. The toy can help bring imagination to life and it also comes with a sound box that can be removed. My daughter liked to use the sound box as a phone. The sound box has different pictures on that plays a sound relating to the beach theme.

The Set comes with A Peppa pig figure that has a base on her feet making it easier for her to stand. Printed on the back is lots of characters from Peppa big and the beach and sea. Included in the set is a sun lounger and a sandcastle to aid play. The set is also big enough to store other characters you may have.

We liked how practical the set was and the fact that everything can be stored in one place. I have left mine in the car as the kids always get bored when we have to go on a longer journey.

The toy is aimed at children aged 18 months and older. My little ones at 4 and 5 did enjoy playing with it too. Each set is £14.99 each and available from Smyths Toys, Argos and Character Online

Monday 12 March 2018

A little teaser Update

Its been a while since I have blogged properly. It's not until I sit at a laptop I realise how much I miss typing away. I spent the evening reading old posts of when the little ones were babies and literally so glad I wrote it all down. it seems like such a lifetime ago now. Like they say time flies when you're having fun. 

a lot has changed since I wrote my last update which I won't fill you in now but leave you hanging. I have been blogging for 5 years and have missed my blog birthday!! I started blogging 5 years ago almost as a release and something to keep my brain going with a baby. Also, I had finished university 6 months before and quite frankly used typing away. I know that sounds sad but I was at uni for 5 years it becomes my habit to type away. thankfully the subjects were much more interesting writing about my children rather than the maslows hierarchy of needs!!!

Looking back to my first posts I am glad my crammer has improved I no longer end the sentence with an exclamation point! I use spell checker sometimes and even might read back my writing. I am dyslexic so sometimes theres no point as I see no mistakes but hey it's handy to try. 

I will write more over the next few days and give a full update on each of the children. Its been some time and it was always something I really enjoyed doing. Are blogs still popular? I haven't read one for a while. Has everyone moved to vlogging and other areas. My blog was always for me anyway it was never something to make a living on. Sadly my life is not that interesting. I don't have the time not because I am so busy mainly because I am lazy. I would rather sit and watch scrubs or casualty I'm just too cool. I don't have a fancy home and no fashion sense. MY food is boring I seriously eat  a ham sandwich every day!! Ive got no clue on SEO and can just about put a picture on my post. SO this blog is me. Just me the girl who loves typing and is often random. 

So here we are if your reading this and don't see me post for another few weeks give me a virtual kick up the bum. 

Anyway peace out. 

Sara xx

Gazillion Bubble Pong Game Review

If your children have been bored watching you play beer pong than look no further to the latest game by Gazillion. Its basically Beer Pong for children without the hangover. No, I joke I actually have never played beer pong only ever seen it at shops like home bargains. We were asked to try out the new Gazillion bubbles and I knew my little ones would love it. They love bubbles and anything involving throwing things. 

Bubble games also seem to be one of there favourites. When we received the toy we were in the midst of the Beast from the East so were suffering from cabin fever. The game even though we played it inside reminded me that spring is nearly here. Its the perfect game for warm days outside and would be perfect for not just day to day but parties too. 

The idea of the game is to end up blasting bubbles at your opponent. There's lots of fun to be had as you have to bounce the ping pong balls into your oppositions side to blast them with bubbles. The idea is the first to get to three wins which get tallied up on the side so you can keep track. There are four different levels of difficulty so everyone can join in. There is also a setting to have to bubbles flowing all the time too. The set includes the game console, six balls two removable trays and bumpers, oh and not to forget the important gazillion bubbles too. 

The Gazillion bubble solution works so well and also available to purchase in other sizes too. I think this game will be perfect for a BBQ I can see us in the garden. Sun shining the kids playing. I like that it helps the children get some coordination and is great fun too. 

The Gazillion Ping pong game is available at most Toy retailers. It retails at £19.99 which might seem a bit steep for bubbles but Gazillion bubbles are such good quality its worth the money. 


Sunday 11 March 2018

Giant Paddington floor Puzzle by Ravensburger Review

I don't know if you have seen the latest Paddington film. We saw it a few times at the cinema mainly because the one time we did go one of the children was sick and we had to leave the cinema to collect the said child. We did enjoy the film so we were ever so excited to try out the puzzle. The puzzle is 60 pieces and aimed at children aged four and above and is quite large in size when put together. Son Son is going through a stage of loving puzzles so I knew he would love this one.

If you don't know who Paddington bear is then seriously where have you been? He is the cutest bear and my little ones adore him. The puzzle is bright and comes with a fun design of Paddington writing postcards about all the places he has visited in London. This was great fun as they remembered some places we had visited in the past on the puzzle too.

The puzzle is a good size and the pieces fit together well. They are strong so won't break too easily like some of our other puzzles had. The pieces fit in the box meaning it can be stored away and the pieces don't get lost. All in all, I wouldn't say it was a giant puzzle but ideal size for them not to be too bored when making it. Ami and Son Son have both done this puzzle a few times and they fight over who gets Paddington bear.

The puzzle retails at £12.99 and retails at most toyshops or search through this link for more puzzles and products from Ravensburger. Also, dont forget Paddington 2 comes out on DVD on the 12th we have actually pre-ordered it because we loved it so much.