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