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Disney Princess Magic Stamps

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Brand: Disney / Type: Stamping

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      15.01.2013 13:56
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      Pretty poor set

      My eldest daughter is 5 and she was bought this by a family memeber for Christmas, the only place I seem to be able to find it is on Amazon for £22 however the particular family memeber only spends about £10 so I woul presume you can find the set at around this price. The set comes sealed in cellophane which is easy enough to tear off and then it is housed in a lovely bright box in the Disney Princess pinks that you usually see. The box is open at the front so you can see inside and there are pictures on the front of Cinderella and Snow White. On the front of the box it has some simple instructions with little pictures to show that you stamp the stamp then scrape the picture and find out the colours underneath. The set comprises of 5 stamps on wooden blocks, 8 washable felt pens which is always best with young children infact my children are simply not allowed to play with pens if they are not washable, a washable non toxic ink pad, 4 magic paper sheets and a scraper. The box opens upover from the front which is pretty good as it means your child has everything laid out infront of them whilst they play with it. The stamps are Pocahontas sat down, Snow White surrounded by forest creatures, Sleeping Beauty carrying the washing, Belle sat in a tree and Princess Jasmine on a cushion. The pens are pretty thin but my daughter can hold them easily and doesn't have any complaints, in the set you get black, pale blue, purple, berown, red, pink, yellow and pale green. To use the set is very easy you simply unwrap the cellophane from around the ink pad and open it up, the ink pad is big enough that you can coat the stamp in one go, press the stamp down into the ink pad evenly to load it up. You then stamp the picture on the paper trying to keep your hand steady to give goo lines, my daughter is unable to stamp the pictures without ending up with ghosting of the pictures so I have to do this for her. The first time my daughter used this she tried to scrape the picture whilst the ink was still wet and she ended up smudging all the stamping we had done, the stamped pictures take a good few hours to dry so my daughter gets bored of waiting. It states on the back of the box that you get 4 sheets of magic paper howevr we got 3 sheets of normal paper and only 1 sheet of magic paper so not sure if we get a duff set or wether the writing on the back of the box is wrong. The scraper is easy to use the scrape the top away of the magic paper however to actually make the picture look good you have to be very carreful scraping inside the lines sot hat you still have an outline so you can make out the picture, my daughter is 5 years old and has no chance of doing this and the pictures just ended up looking like a blob of different colours from under the top level on the paper. The box shows a picture of a multicoloured princess with the lines still showing on the picture which is reality is not what happens when you scrape away at the paper you loose the lines you have stamped in the first place. The set is pretty poor in my opinion as the piece of magic paper was literally 4 inches by about 2.5 inches and considering we had a problem with smudged pictures on the first piece anyway it went in the bin very qucikly, when we then went for a second piece to have another go we found normal paper which considering the whole point of the set is to stamp and scrape it's pretty useless. My daughter has asked me to stamp her some pictures onto normal paper which I have done but she hasn't even bothered to colour them in, the stamps are pretty small and pretty detailed meaning to colour them in you would have to have a very steady hand too. The pens are washable if you wash them off straught away but if you don't them it takes a good bit of scrubbing to get the ink off. I think this is a pretty poor set and would be must disgruntled if I had paid £22, Sophie is not impressed with the set and prefers to just colour pictures in her book than play with this.

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