Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Paint your own Reusable Stickers with Gelarti {Review & Giveaway}

Gelarti logo
In preparation for kindergarten next year, Big Sister E was recently asked to answer a single question for her future teacher: What do you like?

While the question is meant to be very open-ended, my 5-year-old's answer was simple: drawing.

You said you like drawing? I asked her when I heard about the query. Drawing what?

Just drawing, she shrugged. I just really like to draw.

Having admired her creativity and imagination from a very young age, I already knew that this was the case. She can't be left alone with even a plain piece of paper without turning it into some sort of artistic creation that has an intricate story to go along with it. That's my girl!

Therefore, when I was introduced to a new line of reusable stickers that can not only be used again and again, but are custom painted by the young owner, right away I knew that there would be nothing but love for Gelarti by Moose Toys.

Gelarti

Designed with kids and parents in mind, Gelarti allows children to paint, peel, place, remove and reuse their uniquely designed stickers without leaving messy residue behind. Perfect for brightening spring's rainy days while inspiring creativity, these unique clings arrive with their own specially formulated paint so that kids can customize and decorate them until they are just right to place nearly anywhere.

When a Gelarti Activity Pack arrived, the bright colors and cute sticker options (more than 50 of them!) caught Big Sister E's eye, bringing an immediate need for craft time.

Gelarti Activity Pack

Including five paints, one marbling tool, eight pages of sticker sheets, two bag tags, and one card, Big Sister E pondered over where to begin for a minute before eagerly getting started.

Gelarti review

As this Gelarti Activity Pack was recommended for ages 5 and up, I wasn't too worried that Big Sister E would be able to use and control the paints easily enough. Sure enough, we found that the pens were just the right size for her hands and that without applying too much pressure, the paint came out slowly enough that staying within the lines wasn't a problem.

Gelarti painting

While the act of painting these stickers was fun in itself, the included marbling tool was a great addition. Simply by swirling the tool in the paints, a new, brightly-colored, one-of-a-kind result happened, leading to endless discussions about the science of primary and secondary colors.

Gelarti marbling tool

I appreciate that Gelarti sets are designed for open-ended creativity, while also coming with an activity book to help inspire and give ideas for what a final project might look like.

Gelarti activity book

Big Sister E had such a great time decorating her Gelarti that it was difficult to convince her to take a break to eat or to participate in any sort of other activity. She just wanted to keep on painting!

Gelarti stickers

Finally having to stop for bedtime, I told her that we had to leave the Gelarti to dry for a minimum of six hour anyway, so they would be ready for her in the morning. With one last glance at the stickers that she had painted, she reluctantly went to bed.

Gelarti stickers

The following day, after I verified that the stickers were dry, my young artist was thrilled to get to peel them off and decorate the walls and windows. I hesitantly removed one to be sure that it wouldn't leave the typical sticky residue... and it didn't!

Instead, I was happy to let Big Sister E add bright spots of color and cute design throughout the house and know that she and Little Sister B can easily move them from the walls to the windows to the mirrors and more.

window cling stickers

The ultimate Gelarti Activity Pack retails for $16.99 and, along with the rest of the Gelarti collection by Moose Toys, is available exclusively at Toys 'R Us. Big Sister E has had a blast with these paint-your-own stickers and I can't imagine any child who loves arts & crafts and being creative would feel any differently!

Thanks to the generosity of Moose Toys, one person will be able to provide an engaging and creative experience over and over again as well, because...

One lucky person will win a Gelarti Scene Pack!


(Enter with the Rafflecopter form below. If you have any questions or problems entering, there is a video tutorial found here that can help.)

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A big thank you to Moose Toys for providing a Gelarti Activity Pack for me to review as well as a Gelarti Scene Pack for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

100 comments:

shelby b said...

my son loves to finger paint
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Gina F. said...

My kids love to finger paint.

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ColleenMarie82 said...

My daughter loves to paint!

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wigget said...

they love to draw and color

Sylvia said...

She loves any kind of painting
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Wild N Mild $$$ said...

My son loves to water paint.
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JSweeps said...

My daughters love to paint and work with clay!

NwHome steader said...

My daughters love to color!

Diane Zielinski said...

She loves drawing.

A Godly Homemaker said...

my Jamie draws like crazy and then decorates with stickers.

*Brittany C* said...

My daughter is a little artist. She loves trying new crafts. She can color in a coloring book for hours:) Thanks for the giveaway!

Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

finger painting
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Hannah Adkins said...

Coloring!

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Amateur Mommy said...

painting and coloring on note pads that stick to the fridge

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Unknown said...

using paints and sponges

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Jessica said...

My child loves sidewalk chalk!

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♡♥♬ Louis ♬♥♡ said...

the younger one loves to finger paint, the older one just got a jewelry crafting kit

Thank you for hosting this giveaway

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Mammamayor said...

We love using play doh or clay!
Thank u!
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C.P. said...

My childs favorite activity is coloring & painting which is why I think she will LOVE this!

Teigh said...

my girl loves to draw

SueZH said...

My daughter loved duplo blocks and playdoh

Aralynlove said...

Jewelry

blessedintexas said...

My daughter loves arts and crafts - markers, stickers, glue, etc.
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Carrie Phelps said...

My grandsons is drawing.

RJ said...

Any paper arts

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Reeva M. said...

naming the bugs in his observation container and imagining they're in their own town - a rolypoly is the mayor lol

michele376 said...

My grandson likes to draw and color pictures. We have an art gallery on one wall.
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Tanya M said...

My daughter loves cutting paper and then gluing it on another piece of paper. :)

Anonymous said...

Drawing
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Jennifer Van Dahm said...

My son loves to draw stick figure comics!
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Tammy1409 said...

My daughter loves making card/letters to send to her friends.

amy linderman said...

drawing and painting

Jessica Rose said...

I don't have any kids, but my fav activity used to be chalking the sidewalk

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Sarah Rainwater said...

they love painting!

SandyM204 said...

Drawing and coloring

Melissa said...

my daughter loves to color in coloring books!!!!!!!!!

Miranda Ward said...

WE like to color!


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Helen Keeler said...

Dorie's favorite creative activity is drawing and coloring on large pices of paper. helenkeeler1949@gmail.com

enizete said...

Coloring, finger paint; walls, floor, sidewalks......lots of fun (and cleaning after...LOL)

Maryea said...

My grandchildren love to draw

freddie said...

They love to draw and color. dwelchert@yahoo.com

Karen said...

My son LOVES to color !!

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Ravyn Jazper-Hawke said...

Fingerpainting!

Linda W. said...

My son loves creating his own comic books.

Amanda Moutos said...

She loves to color with Crayons

Kimberly said...

Finger painting
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Stacey said...

My brother like to color pictures

Terra H. said...

She likes to build things with wooden sticks. Thanks.
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Brandi Elam said...

My kids love to draw.

Kristen said...

watercolor painting

Val said...

My son loves to color.

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Rachel said...

coloring

CHELESA sims said...

coloring and drawing

Rochel S said...

My son loves coloring!

Ledford Land said...

My daughter loves making things with shrink plastic

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HomemadeBaby said...

My kids love to paint, we've been doing a lot of wooden picture frames. Our last project was collecting shells on cape cod and glueing them to a frame they painted.
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polly said...

our 3 year old grandson loves to finger paint on his easel

AndreaH said...

Drawing! It's one of the many things we have encouraged and has become a favorite.

AndreaH
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homemom3 said...

making gardening stones or coloring in coloring books

Jessica Anderson said...

My daughter love drawing and weaving, she makes some very cool pot holders.

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Brooke M Adametz said...

My son loves cutting out shapes and my daughter is into painting!

Erin Rok said...

My daughter is two so the most creative thing she does is color

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Tracy said...

My kids like to color . and sand art is something they like too

Christine Jessamine said...

my son loves to work on science projects

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lisa said...

any kind of painting

Ashley said...

My children love paintin and drawing with crayons and markers.

Jennifer said...

My daughter loves to write & draw & even does YouTube videos with her Littlest pet shop toys.

Kendra Warstler said...

My daughter loves to scrapbook

MELINA said...

my daughter loves to color/paint and draw

Caryn said...

She loves painting

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Tamar said...

He paints all over himself!

Stephanie R. said...

we love to draw

KiddieKapers said...

Both of my kids will sit and write and draw for hours

Gianna said...

Coloring.

lana said...

coloring

Brigette Streeper said...

My son uses polymer clay to make Mario characters.
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Kristie said...

My son loves drawing and building with Legos! :-)

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Yona Williams said...

Chhalk Drawing on the sidewalk. Email: yona(at)pricelesswriters.com

tina reynolds said...

drawing

Adrienne V. said...

Paint, paint and more paint!

Patricia Correll said...

Painting!

CAJUNMAN12 said...

They like to draw and color

faithfullyfrugal said...

Their newest fad is the Wreck this Journal series, where they can paint, color, and use their imagination.

Thank you for the entry,

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bettycd said...

loves to draw and color w/markers

SuperNeena said...

She loves to draw and color.
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skipthelaundry said...

She loves to paint on her art easel, I have paintings hanging across the room on a wire.
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MizVickik said...

Building with blocks! (Miz Vickik)

schueler1 said...

Drawing and coloring
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mstoolman173 said...

Play doh is my child's favorite creative activity mstoolman173@aol.com

crystalf said...

My girls love to draw. I swear there are drawings on every surface in my house. I have to sneak and put some of them in the trash. It sounds really bad but there is no way I can keep all of them. Thank you!
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brendaelsner said...

My boys love to paint.

kelley c said...

My son loves playdough.

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Nicole C. said...

My daughter loves to draw.

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Firespurity said...

My oldest loves this type of stuff

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katychick said...

they love to draw with chalk
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Erica G said...

My daughter love to draw with sidewalk chalk.
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Phoenix said...

Her imagination!

janetfaye said...

My grandson likes to draw with crayons.

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Anonymous said...

My grandchildren ALL love to draw: 1) castles with princesses, 2) barns with animals 3) dinosaurs. I have a collection from all of them!

lilyk said...

drawing