Do you ever struggle with knowing what to buy children for Christmas or Birthdays? I have just the thing for you – The Wicked Uncle Website. This has been my go-to website if I ever need present ideas, for a long time. I love it because it has a feature where you can add the age of a child, what they are interested in and a whole host of ideas pop up! Genius! When the presents arrive, they come with a handy thank you card which makes it simple to thank your loved ones for their presents! It also makes me laugh because our kids do have ‘wicked’ uncles. Well, they are very funny, brilliant uncles but they also buys our kids the kind of toys that only uncles can get away with – you know, the noisy kind of toys or the crazy computer game kind of toys!
Anyway, Wicked Uncle are having a fun creative promotion this week. They are looking to get all the little people making and creating with their products. We chose two creative products we haven’t tried before. Nutty Putty and Play Foam.
Our house has been hit by a yucky bug this week and so we’ve had the little ones at home from school and nursery, which gave a us a great chance to play with our fun new creative things. The play foam was a real hit because it is soooooo squishy, even I had to tear myself away from the squishy texture of it, it sort of expands in your hands. It’s great for little fingertips but my 6 and 8 year old also loved it too, they mixed the colours and made a troll house inspired by watching the film! The play foam was also a big hit with me because, despite it’s texture it doesn’t get stuck to carpets or furniture or….anything really so it’s super easy to clean up! A winner!
Next, we tried the Nutty Putty. I expected this to be a little bit like Fimo or play dough but it has a completely different texture. It’s more rubbery which means it’s much easier to mould and manipulate compared to Fimo. The rubbery feel means it can’t dry out, unlike playdoh and I found it a lot easier to clean up becasue it doesn’t break apart so easily. It comes in a really lovely bright colours and you can’t mix the colours which means all the colours remain bright. The pack comes with a fantastic set of instructions to make little animals and creatures which my eight year old loved – she enjoyed making things that looked realistic.
Finlay on the other hand, who is 6, made play trolls for his Play Foam House and enjoyed the freedom of creating whatever he wanted. He also made some cute animals which looked liked a cross between a bee and a turtle, so, obviously he called them a Burtle! Once you’ve finished your creation, you place it in the oven for 10 minutes to set it so you can keep your creation. Here is his finished Nutty Putty troll and Play Foam house!
Wicked Uncle are running a Nutty Putty giveaway this week so head to their Facebook Page to win yourself some Nutty Putty of your own!
Disclosure: We were sent the Nutty Putty and Play Foam by Wicked Uncle for the purpose of an honest review. All words and thoughts are my own.