A recent house move combined with some grotty weather means I’ve been looking out for some small craft projects to keep the kids entertained on wet days at home. It was therefore perfect timing when I was sent a couple of Craft Time Mosaic kits to review. Little Miss C always loves anything crafty, and Master C’s fine motor skills have been coming on in leaps and bounds recently, meaning that he too is actually now enjoying sitting down and completing something like this.
We were sent two small kits to review – the kitten and the dragon. With the glittery mosaic stickers LMC wanted to get her hands on both of them, but in the end she decided to complete the kitten and left the dragon to her brother. The kits are a perfect size for taking on holiday with you and would work really well as the sort of thing that you could pull out on an aeroplane, or during a long wait somewhere, for a child to complete without needing too much space to do so.
Each kit comes with 200 glittery stickers and the board (measuring 18 cm x 14 cm) has small squares drawn on it, outlined in the colour mosaics that you need to use for that section. This is perfectly designed for helping to develop hand – eye coordination, as well as fine motor skills. This is ideal for young children, especially those that are learning to write, as those fine motor skills are such a key part of that.
Aged nearly 5, I thought that these kits were spot on for Master C to complete. Whilst he needed a little guidance and motivation to get it finished, he didn’t actually need any help to do so. LMC could easily crack on and complete her picture quickly, but it’s the kind of little project that a crafty seven year old enjoys to pass the time. The fact that she ended up with a cute kitten picture to put in her bedroom was an added bonus.
If I had any constructive criticism it would be that the kits seemed a little bit girl orientated in their design – both through what is in the pictures and the glittery mosaics. I’m not normally one to identify toys or anything else by gender, but it was something that LMC herself pointed out to me. I suppose you could argue that crafts like these appeal more to girls, but I just wondered if some other picture options might help them appeal to a wider audience, including non-girly girls.
You can buy a set of six of these Craft Time Mosaic kits online here. This set contains the kitten and dragon that we reviewed, along with a dolphin, a unicorn, an angel fish and a pony.
Disclaimer: We were sent these two Craft Time Mosaics kits for the purposes of this review. All opinions remain my own. This post contains affiliate links.