A little while ago, I blogged some Christmas gift ideas from Find Me A Gift, including lists for girls (here), boys (here), teenage girls (here) and teenage boys (here). When we were given the opportunity of choosing a couple of products from these lists to review, it was a tough choice to make because there were so many that looked brilliant fun. However, as soon as I spotted the Paint Your Own Russian Dolls set, I just knew Sophie would love it. As you can see from the picture, I wasn't wrong !
The set contains everything you need - five Russian Dolls, four little pots of paint and a brush (which was a bit bent !). The paint can be left to dry normally or baked in a cool oven but I was worried I'd burn them so I didn't try this. Sophie would have gone absolutely mental if I accidentally destroyed all her hard work !
Sophie was blown away by how tiny the smallest doll was, saying that it would fit perfectly in the gap left by her molar that fell out yesterday ! The biggest doll is about 8.5cm tall.
This means that they are incredibly fiddly to paint without going over the edges so Sophie (ever the perfectionist !) was a bit disppointed that it wasn't absolutely neat and tidy ! She loves the finished product though - the dolls have pride of place on her bedroom shelf, and she can't stop taking them all apart and putting them back together again !
Russian dolls always have great appeal but the fact that you can actually make your own totally personalised dolls makes these ones even more special. They would be lovely to keep for yourself or to make as a special homemade gift for a grandparent or special relative.
star rating : 4.5/5
RRP : £13.49
for more information : http://www.find-me-a-gift.co.uk/craft-gifts-paint-your-own-russian-dolls.html
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