Juliette was over the moon to be designated chief-reviewer of the WaggleTagz 3D Tagz Studio that we received to review recently, not least of all because it is very similar to the Hello Kitty Cool Cardz Design Studio that big sister Sophie reviewed last year !
As you can see on the back of the box (and also on the enclosed instruction sheet), you just need to decorate your chosen card with writing, add stickers and use the laminator machine to add a plastic protective cover. If you so wish, for the smaller cards, you can add a plastic frame. For both the small and large cards, there is a hole allowing you to attach a tag tie.
Juliette excitedly unpacked everything and oohed and aahed at the 3D cards with cute animals on.
She wrote her name and her boyfriend's name (yes, she already has a "boyfriend" aged 7 !!) and added stickers saying "fun" and "best friends" as well as a heart. Very cute !
I had to read the instruction sheet twice but the laminator is actually very simple to use. You peel off the adhesive backing from the plastic lens, slot the lens (the plastic coating) and the decorated card into the two levels of the laminator and twist the handle which presses the two together like a mangle and spits it out the other end. The laminator is simple to use but did make a few ominous creaking noises so I'm not sure how robust it will be over time. You could actually just stick the two sheets together without using it anyway, but where would be the fun in that ?!
Juliette was very pleased with the results and now wants to make some more for all her friends, as well as luggage tags for when we go on holiday (well, that may have been my idea actually !). Luckily you can buy refill packs with all the cards, lenses and stickers that you need to make more tags, although they do work out quite expensive.
It's a lovely creative kit for kids (particularly girls, given the designs on the stickers, but there may be other designs available that are more aimed at boys) that would appeal to anyone aged about 6-12. It's expensive for what it is, because you only get enough for about a dozen cards (I forgot to count them - sorry!) but it is fun while it lasts and Juliette said I should give it top marks !
star rating : 4/5
RRP : £19.99
Disclosure : We received a WaggleTagz 3D Tagz Studio in order to write an honest review.
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