Olivia loves anything crafty. Anything she can decorate, cut, shape, make, mould, you name it she will take it! Over the years we have had many a craft toy gifted, then created. She finds it therapeutic to just be able to design things exactly how she wants and then have it on display. As she has gotten older this hasn’t changed and creative toys are still firmly amongst her favourites. So when we received the Out To Impress Twinkling Tea Lights by Addo to review, she couldn’t wait to get stuck in!
Complete with 3 tea lights, 3 holders, Twinkling Tea Lights come with 2 shimmery pens, glitter glue and sticker gems to create your own magical designs to light up. For ages 5+
Olivia started out by trying the pens out on a piece of paper to get the feel for how they write. As a blue is her favourite colour she was pleased that the pens were blue and purple and jumped straight into putting her patterns on the holders. We were a little worried they would be hard to draw with but they were really smooth and Olivia had no problems with drawing using them, in fact, it seemed quite easy to do as I watched her decorate away.
The holders are small and easy to grip whilst designing them. Olivia has no problems at all but being 11 she was able to hold them easier. Younger children may need help to hold them whilst they decorate as they are quite light so may move around a bit as you draw on them.
Using the box as guide Olivia designed her own flowers and butterflies and various patterns with ease. She did find the glueing of the gems a little tricky at first, especially making sure not to use too much glue, but she got the hang of it pretty quick in the end.
Once she had started she didn’t stop until all three were finished, decorated and standing proudly on my unit with my other candles and tealights.
Twinkling Tea Lights Verdict
Olivia loved them. Easy to do, easy to use and perfect for crafting sessions with little ones. You don’t get a lot of accessories to use as you can see from the pictures so if you are making them with younger kids you may want to keep an eye on them so all the gems/glitter glue aren’t used up too quickly. But other than that, this is a cute little set perfect for anyone who likes to create their own designs and enjoys craft toys such as this.
You can purchase the Out To Impress Twinkling Tea Lights set from The Entertainer RRP £11.00 currently on offer for £5.50.