Check out these 5 seriously cool kids products to encourage them to create, imagine, draw and play!
We all love fresh flowers in our home but they never last for long. Now you can have ‘fresh’ flowers that last…forever! Little Blooming Wonder has created a flower display that will last for up to 10 years. Small Chrysanthemum flowers are cut when they are very young and snap frozen to retain their tiny size, colour and freshness. They are arranged in glass vases of different shapes and sizes, from 10cm to 40cm. They require no soil, sunlight or excessive watering – just give them a spray of water once a week. Prices start at $5. See www.olliandash.com.au for more information.
Help your child’s imagination come to life via sensory play with Creative Story Stones. Each stone has a different picture on it and children can arrange them to create their own stories. For the younger ones, they can be used as word recognition tools. Well over 10 million story variations can be achieved with the stones. Recommended for children three years and up. Currently available through crowdfunding website Kickstarter – available in time for Christmas. For more information see www.facebook.com/creativestorystones Available to purchase online from November at www.cuteas.com.au
Here’s the perfect way for busy parents to de-stress at the end of a long day. Explore your natural creativity with some of the most beautiful patterns imaginable in Beautiful Patterns: Creative Colouring for Grown-Ups – however and whenever you feel inspired. Doodling and colouring have long been known to enhance one's thought processes and provide a relaxing yet highly creative way to free the mind. In this uniquely gorgeous book you'll find over 100 detailed patterns to colour, providing endless entertainment and inspiration for craft projects. RRP $19.95. Available from Evolve at Peregian Beach, Berkelouw Books at Eumundi and online book retailers.
Australian kids’ bedding company Sack Me! has invented a new range of cushions and beanbags that the kids will want to gobble up with quirky new designs including donuts, popcorn and bon bons. The fun Krispy Dreme cushion costs $49. Check out
the new range available online from mid-September at www.sackme.com.au and through selected stockists nationally.
Hands up if you remember Transformers! Now your kids can create their own metal models of the robot heroes and villains as seen in the television shows and movies. There are three models available - Bumblebee, Optimus Prime and Megatron. The parts for each one come in a flat sheet of metal which are easily pressed out and assembled by a tab and slot design – no solder or glue is needed. Each should take a couple of hours to assemble. As the models are small and delicate, they are recommended for kids aged 14 years and over. When they are finished, they stand at just over three inches tall. Available at www.coolthings.com.