My grandmother was creative, my mom is extremely creative, I consider myself decently creative... and my girls? Well, they'd dive headfirst into a pool filled with art supplies if they could.
However, while they love open-ended crafting abilities, I've found that they're even more excited when they are given a little inspiration, some direction, just about anything bright and colorful, and a whole lot of glitter. Are there girls who don't like glitter? I haven't met them yet.
Most recently, we've all been enjoying the ability to get our creative juices flowing with a new product that allows girls to make, fill, create and even wear their sparkling, pint-size creations: Glitzi Globes.
New to the world of do-it-yourself crafts from Moose Toys, Glitzi Globes are the create-your-own snow globe toys that allow young users to make 'em, shake 'em, and show 'em!
Girls simply use the included materials to assemble each adorable miniature glittery globe and then turn it into a pencil topper, jewelry, decor and more. With 24 characters and six themes to design and collect, these colorful arts & crafts are sure to bring a smile.
Knowing that my girls love crafts, glitter and animals, I had no doubt that Glitzi Globes would be the perfect combination of all three to grab their interest.
Looking over the Glitzi Globes Three Pack, Glitzi Globes Starter Kit and Glitzi Globes Glitzi Showcase, the girls couldn't get enough of the variety of colors and the charming faces of all of the cute little animals and were eager to get to work.
Immediately opting for the Glitzi Globes Glitzi Showcase, we looked over the contents and couldn't wait to get started.
Although I was initially a little hesitant wondering about the amount of mess or help that the girls would need in creating their mini snow globes, the clear, step-by-step instructions eased any worries that I had.
The unique globe maker has a designated spot for the dome and the base plate, so all the kids needed to do was place the dome, add in their selected deco shapes and glitter pellet...
...fill with water...
...and select the character that would be living inside. Once the character is placed on the base, it is placed in the globe maker...
...and the top is pressed down firmly onto the bottom to assemble the globe.
Voilà! Then simply open the globe maker back up and your colorful, whimsical creation is completed and ready to wear or display.
The girls loved getting to pick between all of the cute characters, fun little deco shapes and more. Not to mention that the end result is so sparkly and unique!
Once all of the Glitzi Globes were finished, the girls immediately had fun interchanging them in the different color Glitzi Bases, adorning the top of their pencils or turning them into jewelry.
Then, after putting together the large Glitzi Carousel...
...the completed Glitzi Showcase was the perfect place to display each and every one of our sparkly creations!
While I wouldn't suggest it as a common occurrence, I appreciated that the Glitzi Globes instructions also gives directions on how to reopen the globes in case you forgot to add in one of the components or your child desperately needed to switch to a different character.
For now, however, the girls are extremely excited about their sparkly, artistic creations and have loved moving them from place to place around the house and incorporating them into their pretend play with other toys.
|When can I attend a party that has Curious George, Glitzi Globes, Little People, a princess, Woody and Buzz, and Sulley in attendance?|
Designed for ages 5 and up (although Little Sister B had no problem completing all of the steps on her own at age 4), Glitzi Globes are a unique and fun activity for girls everywhere. I can't think of another toy that results in custom, handmade snow globe accessories to wear or display anywhere you please!
To find out more about Glitzi Globes and to see if they'll make a great gift for the girls in your life this holiday season, visit GlitziGlobes.com and connect with them on Facebook. Each of the kits retail between $7.99 and $19.99 and can be found nationally at retailers, including Toys 'R Us and Walmart, as well as online from Amazon.com.
Plus, thanks to their generosity, one person will soon see why creating your own miniature glittery habitats is fun and entertaining as well, because...
One lucky person will win a Glitzi Globes Glitzi Showcase!
A big thank you to Glitzi Globes for providing the above three products for me to review as well as a Glitzi Globes Glitzi Showcase 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.