Monday, 12 December 2016

Christmas Decorating with Gel-A-Peel

As a family we are always looking out for new and exciting things to do with the kids. Sometimes we take them out and other times we like to sit and engage in creatve play. This is really important to us because it helps us bond as a family but it also encourages the girls to get creative and do something different

We were really excited to be sent a sample of Gel-A-Peel and we were very much looking forward to trying it out to make some wonderful Christmas decorations! Now everyone know that Christmas is definitely the time of year for getting our craft on. As you know, I can't claim to be the best crafter that there has ever been, but I do try, and I always encourage my girls to get involved even if what they produce is a little less than perfect!

Gel-A-Peel is a jewellery-making set for kids who want to get creative with gel.

The set comes with colourful gel tubes that you use to colour over the stencil. The gel is then left to set overnight and once it is set you have an amazing piece of jewellery.

First of all I let Alice and Rosie create some Christmas decorations using some glitter gel and gems.

This was an aside to the Gel-A-Peel - I thought it best that they use something a bit more age appropriate - Gel-A-Peel is recommended for children aged 8+. So while Alice and Rosie created the base for our decorations, Emily, who is a bit older and more sensible set to making some tree decorations using the set.

Emily said that it was quite fiddly at first but once she got the hang of it she really enjoyed it. It was simple to use and there were lots of designs to cover with the gel.

Overall we really like this product and as you can see it really did make some cool decorations for our tree.

The set is available in all good toy stores and would really suit a child over the age of 8 who loves to be creative and make jewellery or decorative items - I am sure that there are lots of ways that this set could be used and lots of ways the gel could be used to decorate trinkets or whatever you fancy.

Disclosure: We were sent this set free of charge for the purpose of this review, all words and views are my own.

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