Monday, August 19, 2013

Paint and Decorate Peel Off Stickers from Gelarti {Review & Giveaway}

Gelarti logo
This summer both of my kids participated in a wide variety of activities, some that they have done in the past and some that were brand new. 

And, while they would most likely tell you that they enjoyed each one and had fun swimming or playing tennis or going to camp, I never have any doubt when it comes to anything related to arts & crafts. Give these girls a paintbrush or some scissors or even just a handful of popsicle sticks and they're excited to let their creativity take over.

I'm pretty sure that they both started displaying their imagination, originality and inventiveness long before they could walk and, to this day, can often be found turning even the most mundane objects into artistic creations. I wouldn't have it any other way!

Therefore, when I am introduced to a product that incorporates art, painting, stickers, glitter and it glows in the dark, there is really no doubt in my mind that my kids have nothing but love for Gelarti by Moose Toys.

Gelarti stickers

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 rainy days or beating the heat 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 large package of great new additions to the Gelarti collection of products arrived, the bright colors and cute sticker options caught my girls' attention right away, bringing an immediate need for craft time.

Gelarti review

Including the Gelarti Designer Studio, Gelarti Activity Pack, Gelarti 3D Glow-in-the-Dark Designer Series, Gelarti Glitter Designer Series and a Gelarti Scene Pack, we were thrilled to dive right in to get painting.

As each pack comes with everything you need to get started, it didn't take long looking over the paints, marbling tools, sticker sheets, Designer Studio's desk and 360° turntable, gems, 3D pieces and much more. The biggest question was where to start first!

Gelarti pieces

Even though each of these Gelarti packs are recommended for ages 5 and up, I wasn't too worried that Little Sister B, at 4½, wouldn't be able to use and control the paints easily enough.

Sure enough, we found that the pens were just the right size for little hands and that without applying too much pressure, the paint came out slowly enough that staying within the lines wasn't a problem for her or Big Sister E.

Gelarti painting

I love that Gelarti sets are designed for open-ended creativity, giving users the control over picking each and every color, while also coming with illustrated instructions to help inspire and show how to create marbling, star or swirl effects.

Gelarti instructions

Both girls had such a great time decorating page after page of Gelarti stickers that it was difficult to convince them to take a break to eat, to participate in any sort of other activity, or simply to save some for another day.

They just wanted to keep on painting and even ended up very sweetly collaborating together on a few of the pages!

Gelarti designer studio

Although just using the paints and the sticker sheets was completely fun, we did find that the addition of the Designer Studio made a good thing even better. It was so easy to slide a page into place and be able to turn it all the way around to easily reach whichever part was being painted.

As an extremely innovative and convenient bonus, my kids are thrilled about the way that the Designer Studio folds in half for easy storage and portability. They are both already talking about how excited they are to be able to bring this with them on our upcoming vacation!

Gelarti Studio Designer

Finally having to stop for dinner and bedtime, the girls reluctantly stopped painting their Gelarti stickers and left them to dry (it is recommended that they dry for at least six hours) overnight.

Gelarti stickers review

The following day, my young artists were thrilled to get to peel each sticker 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 the girls add bright spots of color and cute design throughout the house and know that Big Sister E and Little Sister B can easily move them from the walls to the windows to the mirrors and more.

These most commonly have all ended up on the large window in the girls' playroom, making it easy for them to see them often and put the stickers through all sorts of cute stories and adventures!

Gelarti art review

Retailing between $12.99 and $19.99 the Gelarti collection by Moose Toys is available at major toy retailers nationwide, with some items exclusively sold at Toys 'R Us or at ToysRUs.com.

Both of my girls have 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 — we are definitely adding these to our short list of birthday gift ideas that are sure to please!

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 Prize Pack* (ARV $80)!

Gelarti giveaway
*Prize Pack includes (1) Gelarti Designer Studio, (1) Gelarti Activity Pack, (1) Gelarti 3D Glow-in-the-Dark Designer Series, (1) Gelarti 3D Butterfly World and (1) Gelarti Glitter Designer Series


A big thank you to Moose Toys for providing Gelarti products for me to review as well as a Gelarti Prize 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.

128 comments:

BrunoDogg2 said...

I love that you can easily remove them :) They are really cute!

Emilee Roberts said...

I like that they can design them!

Mysharona said...

that they are easily removable

Tiffany Schmidt said...

That it doesn't leave a residue!!!

Nicolthe pickle said...

I like that they can peel off, but I;m sure my dd's favourite part would be that they can be coloured.

Danielle PB said...

I like the bright colors that are available.

MissieFaye said...

Heather Freeman said: I like the bright colors and the girly-ness of them. This is just the kind of thing my nieces love.

Dorothy Teel said...

I like that the kids get to color them however they want and that they are easily removed from surfaces. I think that these also a child to use their imagination and they will be proud of their accomplishments.

Holly Kennedy said...

I like the glow in the dark feature.

Tammy Woodall said...

The designs are really cute. This could keep a child entertained for quite a while.

Tammy Woodall said...

The designs are really cute. This could keep a child entertained for quite a while.

Jennifer Lleras said...

I love the glow in the dark feature, we just did new glow in the dark tape on our sons and daughters rooms!

wigget said...

I like that they give you some instructions for different effects

Nicole Larsen said...

I love that the Designer Studio folds in half for easy storage and portability. The stickers are super cute as well!

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Lori said...

I like that they can design them, and can be easily removed

SueZH said...

I like the 3D effect.

Patricia Wojnar Crowley said...

I love that the kids can design them in their favorite colors!

Julie Lynn Bickham said...

I like that it folds up and holds everything. It's great for on the go!

Debra said...

i like that it does not leave a sticky residue

Edna Williams said...

I like that they are easily removed. Great!

Becky said...

love all those colors!

SnowflakeDay (Audra) said...

I like that it doesn't take much pressure for the paint to come out. I also like that they can be moved around easily.
-Audra W.

Christina Carattini said...

i like that they can be used on both walls and windows.

Sandra Davis said...

i like that they didnt leave a sticky residue

Deb said...

What a wonderful idea for kids! They told me ... gramma, I LOVE your presents the BEST! And indeed, their mom says oh how they love to do arts and crafts. And it is far far better than any TV or electronic game, for them! I love these kits. The kids would love it and decorate up like crazy!

Madelyn Sue said...

I love that the stickers don't leave any residue...I have sticker residue all over my house!

walk9 said...

No sticky residue!

Sharon Kaminski said...

that they glow in the dark and the bright colors

ThriftyAnnabella said...

I like that it folds in half for easy storage
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Laurie Nykaza said...

they don't leave a residue which is so nice for clean up

sparklingjul said...

I like that there is no sticky residue left behind, and that kids have an opportunity to draw their own stickers. My nephew would love this!

Jess&James said...

I like that you van remove tham without any residue
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Christina said...

I love that they are removable and that your kids can be creative.

KPort207 said...

easily removable

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Tiffany Weikel said...

i like all of the colors.

Jammie Morey said...

I like how easy they are to use.

kroch said...

I love that the stickers are designed open-ended creativity. There is nothing telling children what color they should use it's all up to the kids.

Cheri said...

Very cool idea!

Sarah Jackson said...

I just love the whole idea ! so cool !

Tamar said...

I like that they are removable.

tina reynolds said...

I like removal is easy and does not leave behind and residue

Tracey said...

I like that they don't leave a sticky residue.
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Heather B said...

I LOVE the bright colors and easy removal.

Jean Brinkley said...

I really like that kids can customize their stickers (choose their own colors, etc.) My daughters would love this!

janetfaye said...

I like that kids can use their own creativity and pick the colors they like.

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Ken Ohl said...

love the easy removal and bright colors. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

Sherry said...

I like how easy they are to remove.

john said...

They can be used and reused.

Nicole said...

The peel off nature of them. I have so many stickers on my walls and windows

Leslie Galloway said...

I love that they're easily removable and you can re-use them. My kids LOVE Gelarti!!

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Sue Hull said...

I love the pretty bright colors! It's cool that they come off and can be reused.My 2 nieces would have fun with these.Thank you :)

Erika Messer said...

I love the simplicity of them - to make, remove, etc! My daughter is disabled and has a very hard time doing this kind of thing like other kids her age so this would be awesome for her :)

Susan MomBlogger said...

I love that they are reusable and that they promote creativity

Abigail Baldwin said...

I like how hands-on it is! It lets kids be creative

Cynthia Sizemore said...

I love that it is portable and allows children to use their creativity

Nicole said...

I love that they peel off easily and are reusable

Rita M said...

For a granddaughter who travels quite a distance to visit - easy storage and portability is a must!

Molli Vandehey said...

colours are really vibrant!

Jennifer T. said...

I love that they don't leave a sticky residue.

polly said...

I like they can paint their own stickers

Renee G said...

I like that these can be easily removed from walls.

Racheal. said...

I love the fact that the stickers are customizable; they provide a lot more entertainment for children than an ordinary set of stickers.

Stephanie Shipley said...

I love that they can be easily removed without a sticky residue. My son would love that he gets to color them himself.

Sarah Walker said...

I love that it does not leave any sticky residue.

Kristin sims said...

I love the glow in the dark stickers.

mecarolks said...

I like that they can design them.

elfqueen98 said...

I love the paint your own, really cute idea

Laura Miller said...

I love that they bring out creativity and they can show off their art work!

Robert said...

No sticky residue

jcwega27 said...

no sticky residue
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Francine said...

I like that their easily removable

CSeppala said...

I love that it lets kids be so creative...with such pretty colors too! : )

Linda Peavy said...

I love the bright colors. The kids will love them!

ReviewsSheROTE Pamela R said...

love the cute storage box!

kim burnett said...

I like the bright colors!

abfantom said...

I like that they can be easily removed.

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Diane Cooper said...

I love that no sticky residue is left behind!

teachinmomma123 said...

Oh my goodness. I love these. I want to get for all my nieces for Christmas. I love that they are reusable.

Sara Estep said...

I like the fact that they do not leave behind a sticky residue.

Megan Parsons said...

I love the fact that it's creative and affordable! My daughter LOVES to color and would love this!

Kerry said...

My daughter would love being able to paint her own stickers. I would love that they won't leave marks behind!

Kerry said...

Oops. I accidentally put that I entered the Gelarti giveaway (this one) but I entered the Umi Shoes!

Crystal McCord said...

That they can color their own stickers.

Freebie Seeking Momma said...

I like that they can color them themselves

AndreaH said...

I really like that you can reuse them but I also like that it encourages creativity in painting them.

Jennie said...

I love anything that encourages children to use their minds, creativity, and as an added bonus, is GREEN!

noreen said...

The personalization, my kids will live decorating them

Amelia Perkins said...

I love that you can use these on anything including windows!

Treesa said...

I like that it glows in the dark!

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Julie Goetz said...

I like that you can paint them

Laurie Nykaza said...

I love the glow in the dark feature and that you can paint them

Jennifer Aldridge said...

My 4 year old daughter rcv'd some of these for her birthday, and I was impressed that the lines are raised a bit so the gel stays in the section intended. They are cute once you hang them up too.

Kim said...

I love that they have glow in the dark
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LeeAnn said...

Rylie LOVES everything about Gelarti! What I like the best is that the gel paint comes out easily so kids can actually use it without assistance.

Kimberly said...

I like the bright colors and that they can be easily removed

Robyn said...

I like that kids would be able to do this without a lot of assistance!

Misty Battle said...

I love the glow in dark feature! It looks cool.

Karolyn said...

I love the no sticky residue. My daughter would love having a new crafty project to try.

Christine Jessamine said...

I love that this is something fun and easy for the kids to do. I love the design studio

Saver Sara said...

I love the creativity of them and how easy they are to use!

Ledford Land said...

I like that they can glow in the dark! My daughter loves things like that :)

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V. said...

I like that it won't leave a residue!

Misha Estrada said...

I love the bright colors and the creativity.

Kristan Price said...

I like that you can colour them yourself, adding another level to this creative art activity.

brandy davis said...

No residue

Bo said...

I like how easily they can be removed and how they leave no residue!

Renee Walters said...

I love that you can easily remove them! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
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LesleyfromWI said...

I like that they glow in the dark & they are so bright!

Jill Myrick (jsc123) said...

I love that they glow in the dark.

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carlaboo11 said...

I like te glow in the dark

Janice Crespo said...

I like that they can move them around without leaving marks behind :)

Christy said...

I love that you can easily remove these from walls!

Lisa M said...

I like the paint your own -- Very unique and fun

Deb S. said...

I like that the kids can paint their own so each can use their favorite colors.

Leenburke said...

I love that these glow in the dark.

Eileen B.

Couponing with Christy said...

I like the one that glow in the dark.

Sam Stamp said...

I like that they give you directions for different techniques!

Aleksandra Nearing said...

The price point sounds good for a kids toy.

Teresa Thompson said...

Easily removed and glow in the dark.

tavernie said...

I like that they don't leave a residue!
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MizVickik said...

I like that they're puffy!
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candy said...

My favorite feature is that they can easily be removed wilcarvic
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Tylerpants said...

I like that my daughter can customize/decorate it herself. Fun!
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Mihaela Day said...

I like the glow in the dark feature. :)

Vikki Billings said...

I love that kids can make them anyway they want and I like that they peel off and on.
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trixx said...

I like that it's a fun, quiet activity that will occupy my daughter for awhile!

blew415 said...

they glow in the dark