26 Jun 2015

Paint and Play Dinosaurs by InterPlay UK

J continues to be fascinated with dinosaurs, so I have little choice but to carry on with the dinosaur theme for now. We had the Noisy Dinosaur book a few days back. And now we have a Paint and Play Dinosaurs set from Interplay UK.

Paint and Play Dinosaurs by InterPlay UK
Paint and Play Dinosaurs by InterPlay UK

Paint and Play Dinosaurs is a fun kit for four to seven year olds where they paint their own dinosaurs and then play with them. Here’s how we got on unboxing our kit, with J doing the honours.


As you can see, the kit contains 3 dinosaurs that need painting. The paints and brush are included. All you need is a pot of water and towel to clean the paintbrush.

Paint and Play Dinosaurs - Unboxed

Now the kit promises a tyrannosaurus, a stegosaurus and a pterodactyl. Turns out our stegosaurus has escaped from the box, and we have a pair of T-rex instead. No worries, as J has decided they are going to fight it out for dino supremacy after he has painted them.

For now, J sits with his brush and chooses to paint first one dinosaur then the next. He switches from yellow to orange and then to green. The T-rex gets a coat of black and then what are supposed to be yellow and pink spots. He turns them over to paint their bellies and makes sure they are properly covered in a coat of paint. Of his choosing, of course.

The Pterodactyl gets a makeover

There's a T-rex on my jammies to match the one I am painting!

All that remains is to wait for the paint to dry before the playing can begin. Let the dino wars commence!

Painting done, waiting for it to dry before Dino play begins

As a parent, I am pleased with the Paint and Play Dinosaurs as a toy for my child. It allows for creativity and it allows for learning through play. 

The paints are neatly contained in individual little pots with lids, so the mess is kept to a minimum.
The painting part is great to keep kids occupied on a rainy day. Once dry, the dinosaurs can be used in imaginative play. They are a good size to pack and take away in backpacks. So you can carry on with your dinosaur adventures no matter where you are.

Did I mention the two tiny human figurines that come in the pack? If you tire of dino wars, there is always the option of adding people to the mix!

Disclaimer: We were sent a Paint and Play Dinosaurs set for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own.

20 comments:

  1. awe they look fantastic, love the colours J paints them, at least he can play with them afterwards.

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  2. Oh my goodness this is amazing !! My kids are older now but my son who is 24 would love doing this with his daughter when shes older,shes only 16 months just now.As for myself i would find this very therapeutic yet fun....brilliant !!

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  3. my two would love this, since watching Jurassic World my eldest has become dinosaur obsessed again!

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  4. This looks perfect for older kids. I bet my OH would enjoy it too :-)

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  5. I remember doing stuff like this when I was small, except you made the models from plaster of paris! Seriously great fun

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  6. These look fab! I'm going to order some for my little ones birthday as he loves dinosaurs x

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  7. It looks like you had a lot of fun! What great creations x

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  8. These look so much fun! Pickle loves dinosaurs. Kaz x

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  9. This looks like a perfect toy for young dinosaur fans. I'm sure he'll play with his creations for a long time to come.

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  10. My boys loved painting dinosaurs so this is a great kit.

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  11. Just up my son's street - he'd have a lot of fun with these.

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  12. When they have an interest like this, toys can really fuel their imagination can't they. Looks like he's had such a lot of fun with it

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  13. Now this is definitely one for my nephew, he is obsessed with Dino's as he calls them right now x

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  14. Now those are some cool looking dinos! What a fun kit !x

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  15. Now mine would adore doing this - what an impressive looking dinosaur

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  16. This looks brilliant and my three would all really enjoy it...love that they include two people too!!

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  17. Now Syd would love that - dinosaurs and painting in one thing - perfect!

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  18. Loving the multicoloured dinosaurs, they look great! xx

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  19. Super, my four year old would adore this!

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