*AD-gifted – Keeping Kids Busy Whilst Practising Social Distancing is in collaboration with Spin Master.
We are in our 4th week of staying at home now as the girls had colds before the country went into lockdown. It’s exhausting keeping the kids busy and fighting off boredom. But we have been very lucky to have been gifted a selection of toys from Spin Master over the past year or so. Today I’m going to share with you some toy ideas for keeping kids busy whilst practising social distancing.
We love engaging toys that create challenges, take time to complete, and offer a sense of achievement – or simply keep stress levels down – are ideal! Spin Master has a number of toys that fit the bill, from Meccano through to Cool Maker art and craft sets, and Kinetic Sand. Not forgetting Hatchimals, Zoomer and Lollipets!
Cool Maker KumiKreator 2 in 1 Necklace and Friendship Bracelet Maker
We love this necklace and friendship bracelet maker. Brings back memories making friendship bracelets as a kid. But we didn’t have a cool maker like this! We had to make do braiding by hand!
Drawing inspiration from the art of Japanese Kumi bracelets (Kumihimo in Japanese means “gathered threads”), the 2-in-1 KumiKreator makes it fun, quick and easy to create stylish and intricate Kumi bracelets and necklaces.
This DIY kit includes 60 spools of colourful string and everything you need to make up to five Kumi bracelets and two necklaces! Select a bracelet or necklace pattern from the design books or create your own! Next, choose from five different colours of string, load the ready-to-use spools into the machine following your design and spin to create! As you turn the handle, the spools dance around the machine, magically weaving your braid together in minutes! When your bracelet or necklace is finished braiding, remove it from the machine and customise with a stylish clasp – no knots are needed! Use extra string to create cool tassels for your necklaces!
Refills and add on packs also available from £4.99
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Cool Maker Nail Stamper
Who says you can’t pamper your nails while staying in? We thoroughly enjoyed having a go at decorating nails this past weekend. It’s simple to use with great results!
Easily stamp and style custom manicures with the Cool Maker GO GLAM Nail Stamper! This at-home nail studio includes everything you need to decorate up to 125 nails of any size! With five trendy nail patterns to choose from – unicorns, cupcakes, flamingos and more – girls can mix and match to express their own unique style!
Salon-quality nails are as easy as pop, paint and press! First, choose a pattern and pop it into the machine. Next, paint each nail with one of the non-toxic GO GLAM nail polish base coats (two colours included) and wait five minutes for nails to dry. Lastly, insert your nail into the machine and press the button to stamp. Remove your nail from the stamper to reveal a perfectly patterned nail! Paint on a layer of shiny top coat (included) and GO GLAM with your squad!
Add on and refill packs also available from £4.99
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The world of Hatchimals makes fantastic boredom buster toys. There are many to collect in the Hatchimals range. They come with cute playsets which you can add any of your Hatchimals to play. Here are the Hatchimals from Spin Master that we have reviewed.
Pet Obsessed HatchiPets
Pets have arrived in Hatchtopia, and now the Hatchimals are Pet Obsessed! Crack open the printed heart for double the hatch to find one CollEGGtible and its super cute matching pet inside!
Our Review and more details of the HatchiPets is here.
Hatchimals CollEGGtibles – Spring Bouquet
The Spring Bouquet is stunning! It would make a wonderful Easter gift with its 5 flowers ready to hatch. Included in the Spring Bouquet are 6 exclusive characters. 5 hidden inside the flowers and cutie outside ready to play.
Our review and more details of the Spring Bouquet is here.
Crown Jewels Mega Secret Surprise
Bring home a HATCHIMALS CollEGGtibles unboxing as you’ve never experienced before with the Mega Secret Surprise. Standing at over 22.9 cm tall, this mega egg is full of over 40 royal surprises. Decorated in a Crown Jewels theme, the purple egg contains an exclusive Pixies Royal and 10 exclusive HATCHIMALS CollEGGtibles characters. Featuring multiple crackable sections and peel-and-reveal compartments, there are so many exciting surprises to discover.
Our Review and more details of the Crown Jewels Mega Secret Surprise can be found here.
Meet the Hatchimals Pixies, collectible dolls that hatch to life with your loving touch. With four different beautiful eggs to choose from, you could hatch a Pixie from Crystal Canyon, Polar Paradise, Wishing Star Waterfall or Glittering Garden.
Our review and more details on the Hatchimals Pixies can be found here.
Hatchimals Pixies Vacay Style Surprise Collectible Doll
Leaving their safe haven of Hatchtopia behind. These ultra-fashionable Vacay style dolls are hitting the most popular holiday destinations around the world.
The Vacay Style Pixies are dressed in the most fabulous outfits, inspired by their stylish locations! The Pixies are visiting five international cities like Tokyo or Paris in the Pink Passport Series.
You can read our full review here.
Hatchimals Mermal Magic
For the first time ever, you can hatch new characters that change colour when you dip them in warm water! What colour will your Hatchimals be?
Hatch and collect seashell-shaped eggs with sparkly accents! To hatch, hold each egg and rub the purple heart until it turns pink. Gently press down to crack the shell and meet your friend!
You can catch our full review and more details here on the Mermal Magic Hatchimals.
This season, the Party Popteenies are throwing a Summer Pop Party and you’re invited! fabulous fun begins with the Surprise Popper! What kind of celebration will you discover inside? Just twist and pop to find out! Your Party Popteenie will burst onto the scene in a cloud of collectible confetti! Arriving in style, there are three different party themes to pop. You could collect an Under the Sea, Tropical Luau or Tutti Fruiti Party Popteenie.
You can catch our full review and more details here.
Rusty Rivets – Botasaur Buildable Figure with Lights and Sounds
Now you can create the Botasaur and bring him to life just like Rusty does in the show! Kids get hands-on as they assemble the parts included to create their own Botasaur. Once built, this iconic character comes to life. Press the button on the back of his head and his eyes will light up and flash as he makes Botasaur sounds!
You can catch our review here along with more details on Botasaur.
Zoomer Hungry Bunnies
The Zoomer Hungry Bunnies are here to be your adorable, interactive friends! These robotic rabbits are hungry for some snacks and love. Hold one of the included, delicious paper snacks to your bunny’s mouth and watch them nibble it up!
You can find our full review here and further details on the Zoomer Hungry Bunnies.
Zoomer Zupps Pretty Ponies
The Zoomer Zupps Pretty Ponies are a fantastic little interactive toy from Spin Master. Each pony has its own secret trick. Lilac’s secret trick is to play Sweet Symphony. You can find her secret trick by stoking her head quickly and pressing her nose twice.
Check out our review of the Zoomer Zupps Pretty Ponies here.
Awesome Bloss’ems Dolls
The Awesome Bloss’ems are fierce floral collectible dolls that you need to grow and bring to life from a seed pod. They come in beautifully decorated flower pots with everything you need to grow your doll.
In each flower pot is a seed, sparkle soil and a leaf watering spoon. Each Awesome Bloss’em doll has a wonderfully coloured outfit with a beautiful blossom on her head that smells sweet like flowers.
You can catch our full review here and further details on the Awesome Bloss’ems.
Candylocks Dolls – With Super Long Cotton Candy Hair
They are scented collectible dolls with hair so soft, it looks just like cotton candy! With 15 inches of colorful cotton candy-inspired hair wrapped around each doll. There are 23 dolls to collect including an ultra-rare doll with each having scented hair. Each cute Candylocks doll has a different scent, name, and theme.
You can find our review and further details here on the Candylocks Dolls.
Owleez Interactive Toy Owl
Owleez is an interactive owl that needs your help to learn how to fly. You can practice with her by swinging her through the air and she will let you know how she is by making happy noises. There are over 100 sounds and movements she can do! When she’s ready to start to fly she will let you know and will take off from her nest.
Read our full review here and see how we got Owleez to fly!
Uni-Verse Unicorn – The Surprise Collectible
The surprise Uni-Verse unicorns are hidden inside a Uni-Verse cloud. We received four clouds in four different colours to discover. The clouds have soft have adorable emoji faces. You have to dunk the Uni-Verse clouds in warm water to reveal what’s inside.
Read our full review here and see how we dunked the Uni-Verse clouds!
I hope this list of toy ideas will help you keep the kids happy and engaged while we all practice social distancing. Stay safe.
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