The girls love art and creativity so an activity kit from Carddies seemed perfect for them. As they are animal lovers, we decided to try out the Carddies Farm kit, available from Loubilou.
So what exactly are Carddies? In summary, they are sets of Card People in a box:
Carddies, the Card People to Colour and Go, are very appealing sets of Card People who live in a box: you colour them in, give them names, make up their stories, and bring them to life.
There is a collection of 12 sets: Carddies London, Sports, School, Fairies, Cavemen, Football, Ballet, Knights, Family One and Two, Farm and Nativity.
Carddies suits both girls and boys aged 3 to 10. Perfect for families on the go, each set includes 12 colouring pencils, 12 figures with stands and a backdrop, all included in a sliding box. The toy is self-contained, highly portable and made from premium card: perfect for keeping children amused on any journey or outing.
The Carddies are 100% British designed, made and assembled using materials of the highest quality. The premium uncoated white card with which they are made provides a wonderful colouring surface. The British sourced colouring pencils are made in Indonesia using FSC certified wood. The pencil leads are of art pencil standard.
Eco-friendly: The Carddies also have very strong environmental credentials, and FSC certified materials have been used throughout.
- 12 Card figures
- 1 Card Scene
- 12 Colouring Pencils
- 12 Stands
I gave the Carddies set to Munchkin to colour as she enjoys colouring and Bee doesn’t seem keen on colouring at the moment; she lacks patience.
What the girls liked about the set is that on the card with the ‘scene’, on the back you can name each of the Card People/Animals. So cue the arguments as to what all the card people should be called; those girls just cannot decide on anything together!
One of the features of the Card People is that you can colour the back aswell, so it is not just a picture at the front of the card.
Bee now loves playing with them and making up scenarios. These are great for imaginative play and even Munchkin has been joining in with her sister. The card itself is pretty sturdy and should last some time in even Bee’s destructive hands.
The pencils are also of good quality; I have come across many that break pretty easily but these lasted and seemed strong. What I personally loved about the Carddies set is that they are eco friendly.
The Carddies Farm Set is priced at £8.99 and are suitable from age 3.
We were sent a the Carddies Farm Set for the purposes of review. All thoughts and opinions are our own.