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My Studio Girl is a line of craft products that inspire creativity, ignite imagination, encourage self-expression and are also all about having fun.
I love these so much I am no crafty mum. I wish I was, but I'm terrible at sewing and anything arty really besides music. So these 'make your own' packs are perfect. They have everything you need and are pretty easy to do too, providing hours of creative time for kids.
Aimed at 6+ to tweens each My Studio Girl kit is child safe and includes items to create adorable keepsakes. We got to try out 3 of their fun kits.
Product description: Children can sew adorable food pillows with pre-cut fabric, pre-punched holes and child-safe needles. Approximately 30cm tall.
Age: 8+ RRP: $19.99
KID-tested review: So many things to love about this. I mean, who doesn't love a pineapple with sunglasses who is also a pillow???
It's fun and a little bit challenging to make, which was a great lesson in patience for my 'million miles an hour' 6 year old. But she couldn't wait to get stuck into making it.
The instructions are easy to follow with lots of pictures, and everything comes packaged together so there is no guess-work involved. She loved using a needle and thread like a big girl and it's super safe as the pre-cut holes are quite large.
The finished product is something she can proudly display and say she made herself.
Product description: Butterfly, Petal and Starlight are three gorgeous Show Ponies that you make yourself. Everything is included in the kit- soft felt and stuffing, thread and even a certificate. When you have finished making them all you can use their cute stable box shape to keep them in.
KID-tested review: Both my kids love ponies and are horse obsessed (or as Bo calls them, Ho Ho's). We were given the very pink and cute, Butterfly, to make. There are 3 in the set to collect.
This one was a little bit more fiddly than the Foodie Pillow, so I would suggest this is a good stage 2 option, or intermediate level if you like. But like the Foodie Pillow, the Show Pony kit came with everything you need and easy-to-use instructions.
It also comes with an adoption certificate to complete which is adorbale!
The instructions say you can use the box they kit comes in as the ponies stable, which is a great idea except Bo was a little bit excited and has pretty much destroyed it. Anyway, we can now make our own!!
Product description: A new and unique line of foil sticker activities that allows kids to express their personal style and creativity. It’s as easy as peel, foil and reveal.
Age: 5+ RRP: $15
KID-tested review: My daughter was instantly drawn to this one. Her and a friend spent hours laying out the different options, making their selections and getting creative with their designs which were proudly displayed afterwards. Literally hours of fun.
The end results where amazing and so, so cute. Beautiful little keepsakes. Lily has been giving hers as little gifts to family and friends.
Stockists: Available at Woolworths and all good toy retailers.