Daniel is really into imaginative play and at Christmas we bought him and Emma a play kitchen. He also got a market stall for his birthday in October. He loves to bring me food he has ‘cooked’ – generally pie or a cup of coffee and likes to fill up his shopping basket and carry his play food around.
I was contacted by the team at Rainbow Creations recently to see if I wanted to review some of their fabric paints. Being a crafty type I thought I would give it a go. I haven’t used fabric pens and paint before, so was keen to see what they would be like.
I was sent two plain bags (which are perfect for Daniel and Emma to use as shopping bags) and a set of neon fabric paints. I love these as they are perfect for small hands to use in their imaginative play when playing shops.
Now, the age guide on these products is three upwards, so please do bear that in mind. I decided I would let Daniel have a go of the paints, under my close supervision. There are six paints in the pack and they come in a squeezy type tube with a thin nozzle. Daniel struggled a bit using them – although I am sure in a few months time he would be able to use them properly. Instead we both held the paints and designed his bag. I kept the design quite simple, just writing his name across the front and decorating with some stars.
I left the bag to dry on the side overnight. I did notice that the paints had bled through in some places to the other side, so with the second bag I just slotted a couple of pieces of paper inside to catch the excess paint and that did the trick.
These are great little bags and I will be saving the paints to decorate some items with Daniel (and Emma of course) when he masters the squeezing of the paints.
Do take a look at the rainbow creations site – they have lots of fab little crafty bits and pieces and their twitter feed is often full of great ideas to do with kids. I can highly recommend the stencils.
*Please note that whilst I was sent the items mentioned in this review, all words and opinions are my own)