Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Review: 1-2-3! Textured Products

Since my kids are only in pre-school part time we like to do creative and fun activities at home. However, I am NOT creative so I always need a little help in that area. I like to find projects and kits on the computer to use. Thanks to Mamabzz I was able to review a fun and educational craft kit with my kids from 1-2-3! Textured products.


1-2-3 Textured Projects offers professionally designed early childhood education curriculum products that are hands - on and include different textural materials, colors and craft ideas. Whether you are simply looking for fun and educational activities for kids or are trying to develop your library of preschool resources, you will find our packs and subscriptions are just the ticket!

They have everything from sticker kits, to craft kits and even activity packs that combine a few pieces. The sticker kits consist of 4 foam cutouts along with stickers to decorate them. The craft kits consist of one paper cutout and 3 different textured materials that can be glued to the cutout. The activity kits contain 3 cutouts and textured materials that can be used to decorate them.

My Take: I must say that I wasn't very pleased with these kits. They are great for those who don't want to buy materials separately or don't want to create activities themselves. They might even be great for schools where teachers don't have the time to find all the materials needed to put the kits together. However, for me personally, this is something I was already doing with my kids. All the materials can be purchased in bigger packs for less than what it would cost to order these. I received a craft kit and for me it was a pain to have to go and find glue and other materials I would need for my kids to put this together. (However, if you were in a school I'm sure these materials would already be there for you to use).

NOW for the kids perspective. My kids love monkeys so I picked out the monkey kit shown above. I have two kids and I knew that they wouldn't want to work together and there was only one cutout so I decided to be creative. I took the backing that the monkey was glued to (which I must say it was a pain to later remove the cutout because it was glued) and I traced and cutout a second monkey for my other kiddo to decorate. I then basically brushed some glue on the entire cutout and then let them use the included materials to decorate it. They had a blast! Just look at their creations!




 Overall I would say that this is a fun activity for kids but for me personally, I think I would gather the materials and create the same packets on my own. However, if you are in a school system and do need to buy in bulk this may be the way to go. It saves time and energy. Everything you need is already individually packaged! =)

Buy it: 1-2-3! Textured products can be purchased online. Prices differ depending on which kit you choose. Activity kits are $4.99 each and all other kits are purchased by subscription and amount varies depending on number of months you choose and how many kits you need. Visit 1-2-3! Textured productsto learn more. Also you can follow 1-2-3! Textured Products on twitter!!

Disclosure: This is a MamaBuzz review. The product was provided by 1-2-3! Textured Products for this review. All ideas and opinions expressed are my own.

2 comments:

  1. Loved the honest review. The kids did a great job very creative

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  2. These look like fun!!
    Stopping in for some Alexa love from PITM! :)
    Crystal
    www.survivingateacherssalary.com

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