Let me be completely honest with you, I am not the best at crafting or making things. When Charlie has craft afternoons at school, my stomach drops because I fear I will be exposed as then really rubbish Mother who embarrasses her kids. HOWEVER, despite me being a but rubbish, the kids really enjoy making stuff and are quite good at it.
With the long summer holidays stretching out in front of us, I absolutely jumped at the chance to review Cozy Cats seeing as the weather at the start of the month wasn’t the best. So what are Cozy Cats? In your box you get three different sized cats ranging from large to small along with their felt beds, three felt tips, a lolly stick and lots of sticker felts to decorate their beds.
When starting, it’s best to make the cats beds first. You’re given an instruction sheet that shows you how to fold them to create “a pillow” for them to sleep in and on. It was a little bit fiddly at times so I did most of the folding whilst Charlie used the lolly stick to pop out the holes.
Once the beds were ready, we set about decorating! As there were three cats, everyone had one themselves. It is recommended for age 5+ but the girls were definitely up to the decorating. The felt decorations are essentially stickers but they have a harder stick so won’t just rip off (when your three year olds get hold of them!) There were hearts, fishes and little clouds to decorate their beds and eye masks. There’s even a cape for a super cat!
After the beds and masks were adorned with the stickers, out came the felt tips. As a blogger I REALLY wanted to colour them in myself so I could show you a beautiful final shot of three pretty cats. But after making the beds and masks, they all wanted to colour in their own cats. So the blogger in me gave way to the Mom in me, and let them create their cats exactly the way they wanted. They may not be aesthetically beautiful and blog perfect but they’re just how the kids wanted, and that is the most important part.
Meet Jacob, Jessie and Rex!
The kids really enjoyed Cozy Cats. It filled a soggy afternoon and it was so nice to actually have all three of them sat together doing an activity together. We had to get a few more felt tips down as there was the inevitable arguing over “I want the one she’s got” but as a whole they worked together and loved decorating and naming them. I also loved that a bit of felt tip on their fingers was the only mess created, opposed to glue and paint which doesn’t mix well with three year old twins! All in all, a lovely activity for everyone to enjoy and to use their fingers and brains.
The Cozy Cat set is priced at £12.99 which I think is really reasonable. It is available to buy from Interplay and they also do a dog version called Dozy Dogs if yours child is more pooch than puss!
Disclosure – we were sent the set photographed for the purpose of this review. All words, opinions and photos are my own