DigiArt Creative Easel, a stroke of genius

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Jun 302018


Well, the kids have just finished their first full week at the new school and everyone seems to be settling in just fine. There are still some tears from miss Sybbie in the morning (just like at the old school) but five minutes later she is happy and smiling and she is showing some great improvement in her reading and writing already, she is even keen to try more at home. She’s been having lots of fun testing her new writing skills on Hattie’s new easel from the clever toy makers at VTech:

The 3-in-1 VTech DigiArt Creative Easel (RRP $89.95, whiteboard, blackboard and drawing table) is a fabulous interactive design that comes jam-packed with awesome features. There are many different ways to use and enjoy the DigiArt Easel, keeping it fun and interesting for young children as they grow, learn and develop.

At almost 3 Harriet is only just hitting the right age for the DigiArt Creative Easel (ages 3-6) but that is not stopping her from trying out all there is to do and learn. Using the attached magic pen little learners can follow the lights on the light-up white board to learn how to write letters, numbers and more all by themselves. Hattie is pretty pleased with her efforts and loves showing off her work, maybe she’s a school teacher in the making?… With more than 150 numbers, letters, objects and shapes to write and draw there is no shortage of design ideas!

Using the brightly coloured buttons underneath the board children can swap and change between different modes of play (Eg. learn to draw, a guessing game or free drawing), adjust brightness and sound, play 10 classic songs or listen to each letter of the alphabet. But there is more: when you turn around the white board a cool blackboard is revealed, get ready to put your new writing/drawing skills into action with chalk!

The easel features a handy clip-storage spot for the magic pen (which is attached with string so it won’t get lost) and plenty of storage for a bunch of coloured white board markers or a pack of chalk. Three pieces of chalk are included, white board markers are widely available and can be purchased/replaced as needed. Hip Tip: If you are planning to wrap this one up for Christmas you may want to tuck in some extra markers too.

I especially love that in just a minute or two the DigiArt Creative Easel can be transformed into a fantastic drawing table at perfect kids’ height. It allows your little artist to use the Easel like a proper desk and the drawing surface can also be shared by siblings or friends who can sit around the table together and create to their heart’s content. The only downside is that there is only one magic pen but of course you can always use multiple white board markers or clip on a big sheet of ordinary drawing paper.

The DigiArt Creative Easel is available in green and pink, which colour would your little artist like most?

VTech toys are available at major department stores, select online stores and independent toy retailers across Australia.

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

Snails – Safe Nails

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Feb 042014

Snails - Safe Nails

As a mum of three little girls I know it is inevitable, sooner or later they will start asking me for ‘paint’ on their nails just like mummy. In all honesty I am not a big fan of make up or nail polish on little girls, from putting their fingers in their mouths to having to use nail polish remover to take the polish off the thought of nasty chemicals being sucked at or eaten is really making me feel sick. The solution to this problem has just arrived in Australia, check out Snails – Safe Nails:

Snails - Safe Nails range

Snails – Safe Nails is the world’s first 100% European made water soluble nail polish that is easily washable and safe from harmful chemicals or toxic substances. There is no need to worry about parabens, BPA and other nasties, just simple safe nail painting fun perfect for that special party or a game of dressing up. Snails – Safe Nails nail polish can be removed with plain water and soap, how easy is that?

Snails Tooth FairyThe range is designed and made in France and meets the strictest safety requirement so parents can have peace of mind when they add a splash of colour to their little girl’s day. You can order your favourite Snails – Safe Nails nail polish ($14.95) at Petit Australia, choose from a range of 19 fashionable colours or score extra brownie points with a gorgeous gift pack with 2 or 3 different shades. Creative little girls are sure to also love the extra accessories like a top coat, art pens and nail stickers.

To find out more about Petit, to browse the Snails – Safe Nails range and to order online visit www.petit.com.au.

20% off School Holiday Boredom Busters

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Jul 042013


Here in South Australia we are about to start our school holidays, just two days to go. Like most mums I am excited about starting the day without the early morning rush, enjoying breakfast sitting down and having pyjama days but I am not looking forward to the inevitable arguments and ‘I am bored’ moments of my beautiful bunch of children. Be prepared for chilly weather to keep you indoors and let Where Did You Get That? help you get some peace and quiet with an awesome offer on these arts and crafts activities:

Save 20% on everything in the School Holiday Special category. Simply enter the code ‘GET-PEACE’ at checkout, hurry as offer ends July 10, 2013.

Boredom Busters: DoodleArt Kits ($29.95)

Boredom Busters: DoodleArt Kits ($29.95)

DoodleArt ButterfliesIf your kids love getting busy with pencils and markers they will go absolutely crazy for the DoodleArt kits ($29.95). These very detailed colouring-in posters offer more than 60 hours of doodling fun. That’s a lot of quiet time for mum! Measuring a generous 61cm x 86cm these posters can easily be enjoyed by two children at the same time or maybe mum and dad would like to get creative too.

DoodleArt MarkersThere are plenty of different DoodleArt posters to choose from to suit both boys and girls: Fairy Tales, Pirates, Flowers, Bugs’n’Birds, what theme will bring out the creativity in your little students? Kids can start doodling straight away as each pack includes 12 dual tip markers in a rainbow of colours. Now of course you can’t draw 60 hours straight so while you rest your fingers you can store your artwork in the handy storage tube.

Djeco Art 36 Colour CakesYou can also save 20% on some great Djeco Art supplies. Think beautiful markers, paint, crayons, pastels, everything you need to keep budding artists happy during the holidays. My twins think a new pack of markers is the best present ever and it always comes with refreshed patience and comradery, all of a sudden they are best of friends and love turning a boring white paper into something special.

Djeco Art

Djeco Art Felt Tip Markers ($14.95)

To find out more about Where Did You Get That?, to browse the range and to order online visit www.wheredidyougetthat.com.au.

Dec 242012


Like most children my kids absolutely love craft activities, they can’t get enough of drawing, glueing, cutting, stamping, playdough and of course, painting. I am quite the creative person myself so I never mind getting out all the goods and sitting down with them at the kitchen table but, I’ll be very honest here, I always secretly hope they won’t ask for painting. Painting is always messy and then there is the cleaning up afterwards!

Flexapots Paint PotsAustralian dad Rob experienced the same so he decided to create a product that would make craft time easier and more enjoyable for parents/teachers, meet Flexapots. Flexapots takes the hassle out of cleaning up with a cleverly designed range of flexible paint pots, activity mats and artist palettes. Just let the paint dry first, flex the silicone pot/mat/palette and peel off the dry paint, easy! With Flexapots you can just pop all the tools aside and clean them when it suits you, without any mess.

The cool Flexapots products can be used for all types of paint and most art and craft glues and although perfect for use at home they would also be super handy at schools and playgroups. For those kids who want to do more than just paint with primary colours from the paint pots the artist palette ($14.95) is a real musthave, it is ideal for mixing different colours and thanks to the raised edges paint is more likely to stay put on the palette.

Flexapots in action

Flexapots Artist ComboYou can buy the Flexapots paint pots, artist palettes and activity mats individually but there are also some great combo packs ($29.95) available which would make fantastic gifts. With the kids home for school holidays there will be lots of time for craft, so save yourself the hassle of cleaning up and use Flexapots. The twins are so pleased they are now allowed to paint at home more often and they think the artist palette is so cool, it looks like Flexapots is keeping us all happy.

To find out more about Flexapots, to browse the range and to order online visit www.flexapots.com.au.

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