Do you have a little one that loves jewellery…and loves to make it themselves? Excellent! Allow me to introduce you (and them) to the Lalaloopsy Tinies Jewellery Maker Playset. We were recently sent one to review as part of our role as Lalaloopsy Ambassadors and it is such a super cute and fun way to get children involved with jewellery making.
When i was younger i had loads of beads and loved making bracelets, necklaces and rings…a friend and i even went as far as to sell them at school to our friends and i’m really keen to pass skills like that on to the boys. And yes, before anyone asks, i’m one of “those” parents that allows her sons to play with dolls and girly toys. I believe that every child should have the right to safely engage in whatever imaginative play he or she wants to — whether that means little girls playing with action figures, or boys playing with Barbies.
Anyway, back to the Lalaloopsy Tinies Jewellery Maker Playset.
What’s In The Box?
- 4 x Tinies (including an exclusive gold one)
- 300 x beads (various colours)
- 2 x thread spools
- 1 x ferris wheel playset
- 1 x instruction booklet
The Lalaloopsy Tinies Jewellery Maker Playset require 3 x AA batteries, so make sure you have some to hand before unpacking the product. There’s nothing worse than having two impatient children yelling their heads off while you’re trying to hunt around the house for batteries.
There is no real setup required as the ferris wheel comes already assembled. The most you will need to do is thread the string through a hook and add beads to the cups.
- Pick your thread colour (pink or orange).
- Select the beads you want from the ferris wheel cars and drop them into the jewellery maker.
- Press the button to turn the jewellery maker on and watch the beads get stringed automatically!
- Add Tinies dolls to your creation, if you so wish! DONE!
It really is that simple and that’s what makes this playset so great. There’s no fiddly bits or faffing around, just a simple design that works. It takes a lot of the frustration out of stringing beads. Little fingers can fumble and drop their beads. And is there anything more frustrating than being on your last bead and having them all fall off? That never happens with this set because it strings the beads for you. Just weave the threads through the loop and watch designs come to life in minutes.
The only negative thing for me was that we had used up all the beads in about an hour. However, we did manage to make two necklaces and two bracelets before running out and we’ve since purchased some more beads from Hobbycraft anyway. Plus, little ones can still have a lot of fun with the jewellery maker because it doubles up as a playset. Lalaloopsy Tinies (and Minis if you’ve got them) fit inside the ferris wheel cars so it’s a great way to add to your Lalaloopsy world.
The Lalaloopsy Tinies Jewellery Maker Playset has a RRP of £29.99 and is available to purchase from numerous stores including Tesco, Amazon, The Entertainer, Smyths Toys, House Of Fraser and Toys R Us.
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