Make Your Own Mermaid Charm Jewelry

 

Our little ones love nothing more than putting their bracelets and necklaces on and dressing up and they are very big into Mermaids and all things to do with the sea, so that makes this set perfect. This set has all this covered and more.

We had hours of entertainment had when we were making some of these and great for the imagination too, talking about how and when we would wear them on our underwater adventures. The set comes with everything you need, lots of different coloured round beads, a selection of shell, starfish beads and pearls! Also metal charms in the shapes of seahorses and mermaids.  

This set is easy for little hands to do on their own, with 4m of stretch cord there are endless possibilities for charm bracelets.  They have great clasps so you are able to keep your bracelets together and makes them easy to put them on your wrist and take off again.  The box the set comes in also has separate compartments to keep all these bits together and a see-through lid that comes on and off, great to stop these beads being tipped up and going all over the craft cupboard!!

This set is one of many that will keep your budding maker and doer’s quiet for hours. With Mermaids and Snowflake charm sets and many more from around £12.95 and for ages 8 and up they make great rainy day craft day ideas or a present for your little one’s friends birthday,  these would go down a treat!

Zoomer Zupps Tiny Pups

Great little interactive toys from ages 4 and up and at a cost of around £15 they are a great price too.

The girls love all things small and are really into their animals so these make great gifts and good for a gift if they are off to a birthday party.

The Zoomer Zupps pups are like having real pups in many ways, They respond to touch pet them on their heads or press their nose and they make puppy sounds. As you play with them the happier they will get.  Their eyes light up and with 5 to collect they each have their own unique look and a secret trick that they will do for you.  The come with a collector card to help you know what you have to collect or to have your favourite dog from a poodle or a beagle.  With these Zoomer Zupps being pocket-sized, it makes them even cuter!

They are well made and easy to use for the little ones, so great for these little hands Eve has!! 

The Zups Pups will bark & love you in their own special way the more you play and interact with the puppies. There is also a handy on/off button to save batteries and your blood pressure in the middle of the night 😛 .  They do require batteries but they are included.

There are lots of dogs in the Zoomer family big and small that are interactive and fun to play with. Not just dogs either, they have dinosaurs too!

 

New From Schleich

We all love animals young and old.  When we were children most of us had a farm or some animals as toys we have been lucky enough to have Schleich animals. These are a brand of models and figures that are well made and help our little ones with imaginary play. The range includes anything from the everyday farm animals, which as you can see are stunning and the animals we have at home as pets, to those that are more imaginary fairies and elves to knights and dragons. 

There is a huge range available you can find them to buy in many places such as toy shops and garden centres and some are for pockets money prices they make them great toys for little ones to collect.

The animals themselves are so realistic smaller versions of the real thing. From cute cats (which is a real winner in our house) and dogs to elephants and snakes. Some of the types of animals have more than one. From different breed of dogs dalmatians to german shepherds.  To animals in different poses. There are so many available there will always be something to bring a smile to you and your little ones face.

Our favourites are the forest animals with hedgehogs and squirrels, These new farmyard animals from Schleich are also a winner. The detail on them is incredible and they have already made their way into in daily playbox. 

They also make great ornaments in your little ones rooms or like we do we have them in our welsh dressers (we collect sheep)

Schleich have been around for many years and are a trusted name, with a hand painted finish and widely available with gift sets and lots of accessories from barns to fences. There is everything you need to for your little to build up a farm or even your own stables.

They also do a great range of models of dinosaurs too for your little monsters.

They range from about £2.99 and for ages 3 and up.

Glimmies

It is no secret that in our house, we love all things small. From animals to dolls. But trying to find something a little bit different is getting harder and harder so when we got a chance to review  Glimmies we were we all very excited toys that are small but with a magical twist.

Glimmies are small woodland fairy-like animals that magically light up when it gets dark and then when the sun comes up they will stop. You can do this by simply putting them in your hands, these are great for helping your little one get used to the dark too.

There is a whole world available from the different magical dolls in different colours and designs, with their own homes from a lantern house which helps activate your Glimmies light-up function as do all the different house that are available to collect to Glimmie house there are 6 different ones to collect ranging from around  £8 with a house.

The Lantern house also has lights up has a shower and bedtime sounds for your Glimmies. Some of the Glimmies homes have little star pin on top of them so that your Glimmie can be hung anywhere, this is especially fun at bed time making your little ones room look like a fairy forest.

There are many different Glimmies and of course they all have their own magical names 23 to collect altogether. The Glimmies are cute forest animals that get up to endless adventures. They have their own unique symbol, colour and facial expression.

The Glimmies come in single form around £4 which is a great pocket money price.

There’s Glimmies will make any little girl happy and if they are like our two great for them to collect and save their money for. From ages 3 and upwards.

Toys From Shimmer and Shine!

If you have you ones in your house then I’m sure you will have seen the tv programme Shimmer and Shine, they are twin genies in training who grant wishes for Leah who is their best friend and as they are still in training the wishes don’t alway turn out how they want them to and Shimmer and Shine have to sort out their magical messes. When they all work together to make sure they can put things right, by doing this it teaches our little ones to learn from their mistakes.

Our two girls love nothing more than a bit of dress up and role play and to be able to look like and have some of the items form one of their favourite tv programmes they were over the moon with the Shimmer and Shine Pony Tail assortment at and the Wish Come True Purse Set, these help them get into character. This new collection makes ideal presents and keeps your little one’s imagination going for hours.

The Pony Tail Assortment helps your little one have lovely long hair the same way as their favorite Character, We had Shines lovely long sparkly blue hair. The ponytail is easy to fix to your little one’s own hair, all you need to do is put their hair into a bun and the pop the pony tail over the bun and use the hair on the ponytail to go over the bun and put the comb into to ponytail and flip it over. You might need to use bobby pins or a slide to keep them into place. With a lovely jewel on the hair band this completes the look.

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The Shimmer and Shine Wish Come True Purse comes with a play brush, two bangles, stickers and a magical wish necklace. Your little one can decorate their brush and purse with the stickers. Then with the magical wish necklace they can turn the gem and make a wish. With the purse, bangles and necklaces they can use this to help their imagination and to play with their friends and get into charter and to have hours of fun.

From ages 4 and up the Pony Tail Assortment is only £9.99 and the Wish Come Turn Purse is £19.99

 

And if you weren’t singing the theme song in your head throughout this review then I’m not sure you are a real fan 😛