We were very kindly sent a sticky mosaics kit to review by Fun Learning, a company who offer a large selection of educational toys for primary school aged children. You can visit their website fun learning or one of their five shops in the UK for products that engage children on a mental, physical or creative level.
This is the kit we were sent:
D was very engaged with the kit from the moment we opened the box, here are the contents:
Five sheets with various picnic scenes, the sticky foam sticker sheets and picture hangers. D especially liked the different insects added into each scene!
She chose a cupcake scene to complete and was soon very happily removing the corresponding sticker colours and shapes and placing them onto the cardboard picture. No glue required, so no mess!
D is 8 years old, with motor difficulties but very good hand-eye co-ordination and did not have problems with removing the stickers from the sheets at all. A younger child (the kit is from 3 years old) may require some assistance at first, but this could be turned into a look-for-the-matching-shapes-and-colours game.
It was nice to see D actively enjoying completing the sheet as she really liked the picture, quite often I have bought kits where she hasn’t been so interested and it was left after some 5 minutes.
Part way through with three of us completing one each, sharing the sheets:
The finished products:
It took D about an hour to complete the scene and she really enjoyed it! Definitely a product we would recommend and I’ll be browsing their website for craft ideas for the half term holidays.
Disclaimer: I was sent the craft kit – which retails at £7.75 – for the purpose of this review.