Thursday, 27 December 2012

Gelarti review

Gelarti (or gelartine as she keeps calling it for some reason, like a posh version of gelatine !) was high on Juliette's wishlist for Christmas because she'd seen all the adverts on TV. Santa did a great job and popped a box under the tree for her. I was a bit worried it wouldn't live up to her expectations because things always look better in the adverts than in real life, but she thought it was brilliant !

Just look at those eyes shining with excitement ! The box contains 5 gel pens (including two with added glitter) and plenty of sticker sheets for you to colour in, so Juliette kindly shared them out with Sophie, Pierre and her cousin Morgane. I did have to limit it to one sheet each or they'd have got through the whole lot (about 50 small stickers) in one sitting.

The gel pens are like glitter glue and are simple to control so even 3-year-old Pierre managed quite successfully, with a little help squishing it right into the corners without going over the edges. 

Even Madhouse Daddy Mike couldn't resist having a go but Pierre is looking less than impressed !

Once the images have been in coloured in, you need to leave them to dry for at least several hours (I can't remember if it's 5 or 6 minimum) or, if possible, overnight, which is what we did. Once they're dried, you just peel them off the backing paper and they're ready to be stuck wherever you want - windows, doors, on the top of your laptop or mobile phone case or wherever else you can think of.

It's quite expensive for what it is but Juliette was really pleased, had great fun and loves the finished stickers so what more can you ask for really ?

star rating : 4/5

RRP : £14.99

Disclosure : We received a Gelarti activity pack in order to write an honest review.

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  1. I've never heard of this but it looks like something my eldest son would love, oh well maybe for his birthday!