Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Review - Carddies

Morning! Today I am thrilled to share with you a new product that will brighten up these grey winter days and stop your children saying 'I'm bored', or at least it will keep them busy for a  little while.  Also this great new toy can be packed away and taken in the car, to grandmas, to the childminders or even on an aeroplane. What is it I hear you ask? Carddies. No not a woollen garment to keep you warm! Carddies is a fantastic new toy that allows your child to play and use their imagination and my three daughters have had lots of fun testing out three different sets.

School Set

Esther and Raquel are the designers behind this great new idea and with seven children between them understand what children want and love to do. After a wet summer holiday of drawing people on the back of cereal packs to keep their chidlren amused the idea for Carddies began. Before long the two sisters had created several hand drawn sets which they soon turned into Carddies.

fairies set

In a world where children are swamped with hi-tech gadgets and toys Carddies offer them hours of fun through imaginative play and the toys can easily be packed away and taken to grans or out to a restaurant. Carddies are made from high quality card here in the UK and have eight different sets available. Although Lucy, Amber and Kitty have already made a list of other ideas for future Carddies! So it all sounds fabulous but the true test comes with the appeal to children. My daughters love making, colouring and creating, having spent hours recently making houses and clothes for peg dolls, which I promise to share here very soon. Honestly my daughters could give Kevin McCloud a run for his money with their house design skills!

family set
I will now share what my three daughters thought of Carddies.

"I liked colouring them in the best. I want a vet set and the ballerinas next please. I really like playing with the fairies now I've finished colouring them in."
Kitty, aged 5, tested the Faries set
"I liked colouring in the background the best and love the little babies in my set! I would really like more backgrounds for the house and family set, or maybe a nursery school or a farm. I would also really like a duckpond and horses with jumps!"
Amber, aged 9, tested the Family set.

"I think they are fun and a great idea. I would definately like more sets, especially a space set with a rocket and aliens and a backdrop of the moon. Or maybe a beach holiday, a circus or a snowy day. Overall I love Carddies and recommend them to anyone who likes colouring!"
Lucy, aged 10, tested the School set

knights set
Carddies would make a great activity at a party or as a gift. I also think they would make a fantastic toy for children to have at a wedding.  The sets do not take up a huge amount of space when being played with so children could easily play at the wedding breakfast table.
Carddies can be purchased from their website or on Amazon.
Happy colouring!

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