Over the Easter holidays we tried out some great little activities from Phoenix Trading. If you’ve not yet come across them they are a direct selling, independent card publishing house and have sold in excess of 150 million cards worldwide. Phoenix Trading does not sell its products through conventional retail outlets; instead they market an exclusive range of cards and stationery through their international team of over 10,000 worldwide Independent Phoenix Traders. They sent us a few great items to try out and see what we thought. We received:
The tablecoth is 39″ by 39″ and printed in black & white for your little ones to colour in their own choice of colours. There are lots of different things to colour from unicorns to rockets.
The kids found this great fun and would you believe they coloured, sat next to each other without fighting!! This was very engaging for them and could be used with pens or pencils depending on which they/you prefer to use. I also think these would be lovely on the tables at children’s Birthday Parties or even adults. Why not? Certainly a talking point!
Bunting Paper Dolls
The paper dolls come in as 10 pop out cards of 1 girl/1 boy – so 20 in total and with a 4 metre ribbon for threading the finished dolls on to.
Pop each doll out to draw on with pens or pencils or even get the craft box out and stick bits on to make your character. My children chose to do a mixture of both.
The dolls come with holes pre-cut to make threading with the ribbon easier to make the bunting. These kept them amused for ages especially when the glue sticks came out, they love a bit of sticking (or making a mess in their case!)
Little Woodland Animals Frieze Colour-In
This is a frieze with 5 panels in black & white that folds out to make a fun picture for colouring in.
Enough room for 2 children to sit side by side and colour or lots of different parts to colour for 1 child. Featuring lots of different woodland animals having a party complete with cakes and balloons.
Overall we really enjoyed trying these out, the kids because it gave them something really fun to do and me because it gave me 5 minutes peace!! Our favourite was most definitely the tablecloth as this was great value for money. You can make a game out of finding certain things on it before or after colouring it in.All the items would also make a great choice for those rainy days when the kids are bouncing off the walls and you can’t get out.
*We were gifted the items for the purpose of this review however all opinions remain honest and my own*