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August2018

Bottle Sand Art – Toy Review

Bottle Sand Art – Toy Review

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 :

  • 3 small plastic bottles with cork stoppers
  • 8 bags of coloured sand
  • A scoop
  • A funnel
  • A mixing tool
  • And instructions

The idea is simple. Layer the sand in the bottles to have pretty looking 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 three bottles took about an hour and the girls really enjoyed both the process and the result.

What we didn’t like about the Bottle Sand Art:

  • The funnels were too small and it meant that sand got caught in it and it slowed down the process
  • The girls expected the bottles to be bigger than they actually were.

What we liked about the Bottle Sand Art:

  • It wasn’t messy
  • The girls really enjoyed doing it
  • They were able to do it all themselves.
  • It kept them busy for an hour on a wet afternoon
  • The bottles were plastic, so they weren’t breakable
  • The end result
  • You have 3 beautiful bottles which you can keep or give away as gifts to relatives.
  • It’s great value for what you get.

Overall, I would give this kit 8 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.

xx Suzie

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