Posts Tagged play

Bring your colouring to life with Crayola Colour Alive

This post is brought to you by Nuffnang and Crayola

Colouring just got real!  My two youngest children aged 5 and 10 had fun with the new range of Crayola Color Alive books.  Now packaged with crayons, they coloured to their hearts content!

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The crayons included contain one special crayon that lights up with special effects once scanned with the app.  Each pack contains a different special effect depending on the character pack you choose.  We got to test out the comic symbols for Marvel Avengers, fire for Mythical Creatures, ice sparkles for Disney Frozen and Pixie Dust for Enchanted Fairies.

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There are 7 crayons included but you can use any Crayola crayons that you may already have to do your drawings.

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After we downloaded the app to our iPad, we had fun bringing this little dragon to life.  It was really impressive the way the app caught the colours from the drawing!

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You can make him BIG or small, breath fire and move around.  Each character does a different thing when you touch it, you can also save the character to the app so you can play with it later without scanning the page again.

Color Alive packs are only $7.99 and have a range to suit every little person’s taste.  Each book has 16 pages of fun.

My daughter and i even made a video tutorial, now I may be a photographer, but being a videographer is a whole different ball game!

If you want to check out the full range of Crayola products you can do that here at www.crayola.com.au 

Bunchems – Bunches of Fun!

Brought to you by Nuffnang and Bunchems

These school holidays we have spent a few days at home, which has resulted in kids who just want to play on devices and me confiscating them!  So when a package arrived in the post that contained a new toy, my two youngest kids ages 5 and 10 couldn’t wait to get their hands on the box.

Introducing Bunchems!

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Bunchems are funny little plastic balls that stick together, just by squishing them! No need for glue or sticky tape here (I need shares in those companies) Also no hard corners to tread on in the dark, hooray!

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My daughter being the crafty girl she is quickly got the hang of them and began creating.  At first she began following the instructions which resulted in some seriously cute creations.

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My little fella loved all the accessories that came in the pack and had a go at making a snake.

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Isn’t he so cute! He is definitely my favourite!

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After a while they began to come up with their own creations, which is pretty much endless!

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Isn’t the sun adorable?!

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After a while even the big kid joined in the fun….

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As we were packing up the Bunchems from the kitchen table my youngest made a hat….How angelic! 

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Needless to say the Bunchems didn’t stay in the box very long and were brought out again the next day for some more creative fun!  What would you create with a bunch of Bunchems?

Road Trip – Rocket Park Ulverstone

 

 

A couple of weeks back  we drove to Ulverstone to collect our new vehicle, at that time it was after dark and we spotted the Rocket park and thought we must come back and take the kids, to experience some of our own childhood memories of this great playground.  Fast forward to the weekend and we took another drive to Ulverstone.

As kids my husband and I both frequented the Rocket Park on many visits usually over Easter when we were camping nearby.  I have very fond memories of the place.

We get to the Rocket Park….the kids are impressed.

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We walk over to the Rocket – us, not so impressed.  It is bolted up with a padlock 🙁  I really don’t see why, there is no way you could fall out of that thing.  The spaceship has also been turned into a bbq area, the stairs removed.

Childhood Ruined.

Was it really cheaper to install a whole new playground than it was to fix the issues with these two pieces of equipment?  Such a shame.

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Anyway the kids still had fun on the slide, which I am glad is still in operation.

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Look I’m here!!! The brief moment I removed Kev’s giant cat’s jumper for a photo (the wind was cold and I forgot my jacket)

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Just stop for a second for a photo pleeeeeeeaaaaase!

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On the way back from our play at the park we stopped to eat some dinner at the Devonport Bluff.  We went up the hill near the lighthouse.  We have previously had some family photos up here, it is such a beautiful spot.

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Pretending to love each other….

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What really happens

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Once again avoiding the camera in any way possible

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I tried all sorts of tricks….Let’s run!

Shoe flies off!

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The most “normal” shot I could get!