Monday 20 December 2010

Review - Twist & Spin Jewellery Maker and Zubber Band Maker

Twist & Spin 2 in1 Jewellery Maker

Get creative and make funky jewellery with the Twist and Spin Jewellery Maker! Create stylish necklaces, bracelets and hair accessories at the touch of a button with the twisting and spinning motion. Includes over 100 beads to create necklaces, bracelets and hair accessories.

This set comes with a Twist and Spin jewellery maker unit, threader, clamps and fastners as well as plenty of cord and over 100 shaped and coloured beads and of course an instruction leaflet for simple folk like myself.

We found this a little bit fiddly to get started but once we’d made the first one, subsequent necklaces, bracelets and hair accessories were much easier. It’s aimed at children aged 7+ and I think that’s about right as younger children would definitely struggle. Chick needed my help with each thing that she made!!

Available from Toys R Us at £19.99.

Zubber Band Maker

Create cool bracelet bands with this fabulous craft set that includes 100 letter, number, and symbol blocks to choose from, so you can customise your bracelet with your name, or anything you want! Zubber is a great new modelling compound that moulds like dough, and hardens like rubber!
I have to be honest and say that we have really struggled to get along with this. Initially I thought that Chick would really like it so put it away for her birthday.  I’m not sure if it’s toy fatigue on our part or if it’s just because it seems so fiddly.
To make the band you need to measure some of the mixer and activator, put the letters and shapes into the band mould and then add and roll the mixture to the band! It sounds quite simple but we just can’t do it although that may well be laziness on our part!! It’s aimed at children aged 5+ but you would definitely need to help them!!!
Available from Toys R Us at £12.97
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*Reviewed as part of the Toys R Us Toyologist programme.

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