Tuesday 15 June 2021

Sequin Art Review and Giveaway

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Are you a creative person? Are your kids creative kids? Well here I have the perfect activity for you all to enjoy. 

It's called Sequin Art and it's something to get stuck into for hours of relaxing entertainment.

Sequin Art is a British brand. Everything they sell were designed and manufactured here in the UK and were made to be loved by both children and adults. 

Adults have said that Sequin Art craft projects have really helped with keeping their children entertained as well as helping themselves with boredom. But it is also said that it can really help out with depression, anxiety and stress by being a super therapeutic activity to do. 

We were sent 6 Sequin Art sets of all different ranges to try out and they were perfect for the entire family.

We were sent 2 Red sets, 2 Blue sets and 2 60 sets. All of these are at different levels of difficulty and perfect for different ages. The 60 sets are a much smaller starter set. These have easier patterns and are less intricate with where the sequins are placed. We were sent a kitten and bunny rabbit designs of these and are recommended for 5 plus. The Red sets are for 6+ and the pattern starts to be more intricate and we were sent a mermaid and a unicorn design. But the level of ease is still there with how each design is planned out. Then there is the Blue set range which is the hardest type and recommended for 8+. We were sent a fox and an ice cream design for these. I love the boxes they come in, you can clearly see the design on the front and they look so colourful and inviting to do.  

Both the 60 range and the Red range come with a pre-printed picture base to work from. This is laid out so you can see which colour of what sequin goes where. They both also come with a base, needles and sequins. All the sequins and pins come in an individual little packets and are separated by colour. The blue set is a little different and does not have a picture base to work from and instead has a separate colour guide to look at to see where each sequin goes. One thing I would recommend is getting something to pop your sequins in when the boxes are open as I do find they fall out of the packets easily, especially when you are needing to open a few packets at a time to use different colours. I ended up borrowing the kids play cups from their kitchen to put their sequins in. 

You first need to pin the picture or the black dotted sheet to the foam. This is what you will be stabbing the pins into. You then thread the pin through the sequin hole and place it into the correct spot onto the template making sure that it is cup side up which will give it an extra shine. It is as easy as that. 

I thought the kids may find it quite difficult threading the pin through the hole but they didn't struggle at all. They also found it quite easy to push the pin into the base. I was also worried them pricking their fingers may put them off but they barely pricked themselves and when they did they didn't seem to care. But if you are worried about pins, there is a Pin-free version that can be bought.

The activity kept them entertained and quiet, and it was something that we enjoyed doing together. Lily and I did the kitten, her sister Jessica decided to do the mermaid, and Emily and her daddy decided to do the fox together. 

These sets do take time to finish though and it did take the kids quite a while to get them done. Jessica is still in the means of completing her mermaid. But that just means they are perfect for rainy days, school holidays and weekend fun. 

The finished result looks lovely. They are super shiny and colourful and are going to look super pretty on display in their bedrooms. Lily was super impressed with the finished results of hers. She says she would love to do more of them which is a great thing to hear. 

Sequin Art has so many different designs on their website. I have been eyeing up an Egyptian Tutankhamun that they have. But there is sure to be a design you will love. 

To say that these provide so many hours of entertainment they are really reasonably priced. The 60 sets are only £7.50, the Red sets £12.99 and then Blue sets are £14.99. This makes it affordable to buy something for all the family. 

If you would like to buy one of these or check out the other brilliant designs then head to the Sequin Art website. If you enter Lily10 at the checkout then you will get 10% discount on your purchase. 

AND you can also enter a competition to win 3 Sequin Arts sets. 1 x 60 set, one Red set and one Blue set. 

Enter on the gleam app below for your chance to win

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Wednesday 9 June 2021

My Little Goody Box - Sensory Box Review

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I am so excited to tell you all about My Little Goody Box. I am a huge fan of Sensory Play when it comes to babies development and so when I was offered a box of sensory items from my little goody box, I was more than pleased to receive one.

My Little Goody Box supplies sensory boxes and toys that support play, learning and development.

Sensory play is so important when it comes to a babies development. The way a child learns is through discovery and they use their senses to make these discoveries. Plus the find using their new found senses amazing and it is something they just love to do. Have you noticed that a baby constantly puts things in their mouth? A lot of people think this is just teething when actually it is also a great way of discovering. 

We was sent their Deluxe Sensory Box which includes a huge range of items. 

We was super impressed with the amount packed into this box and it was so exciting looking through it to find out exactly what was inside for Henry to enjoy. My partner was also super impressed with all that he found inside. 

I think it is great that it all comes prepared for you in one box with lots that you will need. Before I was approached by My Little Goody Box, I was already in the process of making a sensory box but I actually found it really hard and time consuming trying to find everything I needed. For example, could I find a little wooden hoop and ribbon anywhere in my local shops? Nope! This box means that it just takes all that hassle of shopping around and provides all you need in one box. 

So whats inside the box? 

1. Fish Shaped Mirror - Babies love looking at their own reflection. 
2. Rainbow Ribbon Ring - The colours of this babies will love, Henry loved it being dangled in front of him. 
3. Foil Blanket - This is great for them to look at or lay on, they will love the shine and reflections, also the sound it makes when they roll around. 
4. Light up textured ball. - The flashing light captures babies attention plus they will love the bumpy texture to it. Henry was mesmerized by the light.
5. Feather - The feather is super colourful to look at plus is lovely to stroke against babies skin for them to feel.
6. Organza Scarf - Babies love these, they are bright and colourful, and easy to hold. They have a great different texture to them and they are also see through which is perfect for peek a boo and looking through. 
7. Punching Balloon - When blown up this is great to baby to be able to hit and kick. 
8. Tube of Bubbles - Babies love to watch the movement of the bubbles as they float around. 
9. 2 Egg shakers - These make a brilliant sound for baby to hear. Plus when they get a bit older they will love to be able to hold them and shake them. 
10. Duck or Dog puppet - Perfect for singing songs and interacting with your baby. Plus they will love the colourfulness of it and the cute face. 
11. Bath Book - Perfect for taking sensory play to the bath, plus its waterproof for baby to put into their mouth. 
12. Cube Rattle - Babies will love the sound this makes but also the shape of it and the bright colours. 
13. Rubber bath toys or Flashing Duck - Perfect for baby to start to hold and again they will love looking at the bright colours. 
14. Scent in a Organza Bag - Perfect for introducing scent to a baby. 

Henry loved all the items in the box but his favourite had to be the duck. It was because of this duck puppet that we got Henry's first real giggle. He also really loves looking at the flashing ball, and the rainbow ribbon ring. He finds all the colours so fascinating. He finds that the organza scarf is really easy to hold and so he loves to grab this. He is only just starting to learn to grab things so its great that he has something he finds so easy to be able to touch. He does enjoy putting this in his mouth though also which is fine for exploration as long as you are keeping a close eye on them ans making sure they don't put too much in or suffocate with it. 

Sensory items are great for babies but a lot of them do pose a hazard risk and so are for adults to use with their babies rather than the babies play with them alone. 

Over all we are super pleased with this box, its perfect for a starter sensory box and you could always join other boxes with it to make an even bigger and better sensory play. This deluxe box costs just £27.99 which I think is a brilliant price to say how many items comes inside. 

If your interested in getting a sensory box and would like to see what boxes they have on offer. Head to the My Little Goodie Box website to see more. 

What items of the sensory box do you like the look off?