Jul 092015

Bloom Pops

What can I say, we’re four days into these school holidays and we’ve already seen more rain than during the whole month of June! Luckily we’ve got a lovely fireplace to keep us snuggly warm indoors and I stocked up on a whole range of awesome boredom busters so (so far) we’re keeping very busy and happy here at Hip Little One HQ. This awesome new range from the craft experts at Colorific was a massive hit with my two oldest daughters:

Clear off the table and watch your budding designers work their magic with Bloom Pops (ages 5-12). Think art and craft, glitter and gems, felt and fragrance, flowers and charms and you can see why this fabulous new collection of craft kits is so popular with young girls.

Colorific Bloom Pops

Bloom Pops fun is an easy 3-step ‘Pick, Stack and Pop’ concept that kids will get the hang of very quickly, after showing my girls (4 and 6 yo) once they did it independently without any trouble and I enjoyed 1,5 hour of peace and quiet, bonus! Pick your favourite felt shapes, colours and patterns, stack them up and decorate to your taste, then pop them together with the special Bloom Pop maker, easy as pie.

Bloom Pops BouquetThere are currently 9 different Bloom Pops packs available to create a range of exciting products eg. jewellery, hair accessories, a purse or even a flower bouquet. Unlike many craft kits on the market that are one-use-only Bloom Pops can be re-used over and over and you can change your designs as often as you like, this makes Bloom Pops excellent value for money. Simply ‘unpop’ and start again!

Bloom Pops packs are priced between RRP $14.99-$34.99 and are packed in large, attractive boxes so if you are looking for a great, affordable birthday gift that is sure to impress the birthday girl look no further. You can find the Bloom Pops range in store right now at leading toy retailers across Australia.

Bloom Pops packaging

To find out more about Colorific, to browse the Bloom Pops range and to locate a stockist near you visit www.colorific.com.au.

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Dec 202012


By now pre-Christmas delivery has closed at most (if not all) online retailers and line-ups at the shops are getting longer by the minute, last-minute gift shopping is not pleasant! If you are still missing a few stocking fillers for the little ladies of the family I have one tip for you: Blingles.

The Blingles range is perfect for girls who love a good dose of glitter and glam and who enjoy being busy with their hands. Blingles lets you turn ordinary into fancy by sticking little gems on pretty much anything you can think of. To get you going each Blingles kit comes with several design templates but once you’ve got the hang of it you’ll be blinging ‘free-range’ in no time, wowing others with your very own unique designs.

The Blingles Accessory Pack ($20) contains a massive 250 gems (that’s a lot of bling!) as well as a photo frame, trinket box, key chain and more all ready to be decorated to your taste. This is a perfect gift for siblings or friends to enjoy together and good to have on hand for rainy (or very hot) days when you’re stuck inside. With so many components this box is sure to provide hours of entertainment (and some peace and quiet for mum).

How much peace and quiet does depend a bit on the age of the child, younger children will still need some help while older ones can easily bling away independently (the Blingles range is recommended for ages 6 and up). I helped my two 4-year olds quite a bit as they were decorating their Christmas cards last night, they absolutely loved doing it though and that is all that matters. Today they will finish off the colouring and the cards will be ready for family, friends and neighbours.

Handmade Christmas cards all 'blingled' up

Handmade Christmas cards all ‘blingled’ up

Blingles products are a hit with girls young and old and they are widely available at big retailers all over the country, just pick up some Blingles fun at your local K-mart, Target, Big W, Toys’r’Us or other big toy store. There are different Blingles kits available and with prices starting at just $10 they are a great stocking filler that won’t break the bank.

To find out more about Blingles, to browse the range and to locate a stockist near you visit www.myblingles.com.

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