Olivia, my 3 nieces and my nephew love toys they can create, decorate. Anything crafty, anything that makes a mess or that they can assemble themselves is usually a winner. The So Glow Magic Jar Mini Kit is right up their street.
Coming in sets of 3 with 6 different jars to collect; Cosmic, Chill, Love, Harmony, Happy and Dream. Meaning you have 2 sets of three to collect should you wish. We received Cosmic, Dream and Chill. The jars come with everything you need except water and include the battery in the lid to make it light up. Included in the pack is the jar, stickers to decorate the jar, battery in the light up lid, confetti, glitter, surprise figure and colour powder.
The So Glow Magic Jar Mini Kit has an RRP of £12.99 and are available to buy at Argos. For ages 6+.
Before I let the kids loose with this I had a quick read of the instructions and they really are simple to put together. The jars are for ages 6+ however my nephew is 5 this month and was eager to join in. Despite the ‘mess-free’ claim, I made sure to put down some kitchen roll as the combination of water, confetti and glitter didn’t appeal to me as a new coffee table decoration!
Talking them through the steps as we went along, the only help any of them needed was to cut open the sachets of colour, glitter and confetti. They took minutes to create and they loved watching all the ‘ingredients’ in the jar come together as the light shone through it. It was quick and easy to do and Olivia, K and J loved creating their own mini jars. It is definitely K’s kind of thing that’s for sure! (she is 9).
I was right to put down the kitchen roll, especially with younger hands knocking the jars before they put the lids on and the glitter/confetti/colour powder accidentally spilling over the side. They didn’t make a huge mess but I definitely wanted it contained. So make sure you put some paper down or a towel down when you create your jars for minimal clean up afterwards. Also, the glitter etc seems to have clumped around the little surprise toy. So possibly if you put this in first it may not happen? But as we followed the instructions we put them in after the glitter and confetti.
Other than that, they loved them and the So Glow Magic Jar Mini Kits are a great gift for kids into arts and crafts toys!
*we received the So Glow Magic Jar Mini Kit for purpose of this review. all thoughts and opinions are our own*