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This is a nice set to keep little ones creatively busy. The picture roll is very long and so it could be for one child to work on for a long time out for two or more kids to work on together at the same time.
The characterisation of the cartoon animals and the drawing is attractive and appealing. You get a tube of coloured pencils with a pencil sharpener in the lid and a tube of coloured crayons. You also get a ‘ magic sponge’ eraser that, if you wet it, can remove the pencil out crayon marks – I don’t think you could do something like colour the whole thing in the use the sponge to erase it all and start again but it’s nice to have something you can use to erase mistakes or places where someone’s gone over the lines. The picture reel also has a peel-and-stick backing so you could put it up on a wall or somewhere for kids to work on.
There is also several sheets of stickers that match different bits of the big picture for the kids to match up and put in the right place. And a sheet of temporary tattoos – just because!
It’s an attractive, engaging art/activity set which can be an individual child’s longer term project or a sociable activity shared by several kids. A nice idea.
This roll of colouring is huge! I think it is a bit expensive but, it is taking days to complete and is good quality. Plus, it has all the colouring bits you need so it’s all self-contained. On this basis, I think this is a good item for a holiday when weather keeps you inside.
I was pleased to see there was minimal plastic packaging with this product. The pencil pot has a built-in sharpener on the lid so do be careful with small hands and the sharpening blade. Although you can use your own colours, I was surprised by how my children were happy to use the supplied pencils and crayons; there is enough colour range to satisfy.
Marvellously, the design is not repeated at all. I like the large amusement park scene and there is plenty to keep children occupied. The supplied stickers are meant to be placed in the dotted circles and give some inspiration for colouring. The paper is thick and it is sticky on the reverse. Firstly, this means it could be mounted straight to the wall (if you are feeling brave enough). Secondly, however, it did make this roll very difficult to roll up again when you want to put it away. I found this stickiness more of a hindrance than a help.
My children have loved this half term project so I think this makes it more value for money. I would have preferred the transfer tattoos to have not been included, but this is just a personal preference. Overall, this is good quality, has not ripped and has proven popular with my colouring-mad children. I think if the reverse had a film to remove and make it sticky by choice, this would have made the roll perfect.
Because this set is so large, you can have two or more children colouring at the same time if your table is large enough for them to get round it; you could even put it on to a hardwood floor so that even more could participate, even adults.
It comes with everything you need: pencils, a sharpener built into the top of the cardboard tube, another cardboard tube of crayons, 25 different animal stickers, a sheet of seven temporary tattoos, a small magic sponge for erasing and of course the roll of paper.
The quality of the paper is reasonable, and it is very, very long. It is not too wide, just under 30cm. It is slightly better to use some Blu Tack or something similar to hold the paper in place on the table to stop it moving about, so that you can work on smaller segments and then roll the paper it back up when you have finished with it for the time being. The box is large enough to slip the paper back in easily.
Excellent product for hours of bonding time, or just to while away the hours on a cold miserable wet day. A bit expensive, but worth it.