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Over the summer holidays, I allowed my girls to choose one toy each which we would review together. Typically, they both choose the same toy! They had been eyeing up the Bottle Sand Art for some months and the idea of sharing it and doing it together wasn’t an option.
Inside the box is :
The idea is simple. Layer the sand in the bottles to have colourful bottles. Both my girls (aged 6 and 8) were able to do this without any help.
Once you have chosen which colour and bottle to start with, you fill the scoop with the sand, place the funnel in the bottle and pour the sand into the funnel. Then you use the stirring instrument to help the sand move freely down the funnel and into the bottle. Once all the sand has moved down, you choose the next colour you want to use and repeat the process until your bottle is full.
We found that the sand wasn’t moving very freely down the funnel and the girls were getting frustrated waiting for it to dribble through, so we made our own paper funnel which quickened the process.
Filling the four bottles took about an hour and the girls really enjoyed both the process and the result.
Overall, I would give this kit 6 out of 10. My eight year old gave it 7 out of 10 and my six year old gave it 9 out of 10.
I hope you find this review useful and if you buy this art set, I hope you and your children enjoy it.