When my daughter asked for one for Christmas I had no idea how much fun we would all have with it and how much fun we would continue to have long after the baubles were packed away and the fairy lights switched off for another year. This toy is quite simply perfect (no, this post is not sponsored!).
We started with the typical thumbs up, pushed our fists into it, our faces (don’t turn your face up to do this because the pins go up your nose and it’s horrid!), Bonus Boy’s feet (cute) etc but then we moved on.
We started racing off to find objects and taking it in turns to Pin Art them while the others had to try to guess what they were. Some were easy:
Some were more of a challenge! Can you guess what these are?
Then the children decided to experiment with a bit of freehand Pin Art.
And finally, can you guess what this bit of freehand Pin Art represents?
Answers in a comment please!
We got ours from Hawkin’s Bazaar which sends me a catalogue every Christmas and I don’t throw it straight into the recycling because it is fab!
PS (added on 25/6/10) Clues for the clueless:
The third difficult object is a slightly fishy lost soul
The questionable pin art is the opposite of selfish capitalism
And now (drumroll please) the answers (added on 27/6/10)
The first is a clothes peg, the second is a plug adaptor and the third difficult object which nobody guessed correctly is this:
A sea urchin shell!
The unidentified free hand pin art was my Sensitive Soul’s rendition of the Fair Trade Symbol, well done to Rebecca Brown for getting that one right!