Once in a while something comes along that not only gets the kids excited but makes me a little giddy too! I can remember being little and having this sticky gloop stuff inside a tube that you could create everlasting bubbles, obviously they didn’t last forever but I can remember playing with them and sticking them together etc…not sure how well my memory is holding up as it was probably awful stuff!
When an invite to review the Oonies Station Starter Pack dropped into our inbox I have to admit to letting out a little squeal! Oonies are little rubber pellets that are inserted into the Oonies Station and blown up to mini balloons that stick together.
Included in the starter kit are:
1 x Oonies inflator
36 x Oonies Pellets
6 x Oonie Connectors
18 x Oonie Deco Bits
6 x Display Connectors
12 x Oonie Eyes
1 x instruction manual
Because of the small parts included in the kit Oonies are aimed at children 5+. I allowed Amelia to create hers under my supervision and she managed to blow the balloons herself and enjoyed sticking the bits onto the Oonies to create her animals!
The rubber pellets are placed inside the Station and locked into place enabling the needle to puncture the centre and blow each balloon – you just have to be careful not to get too carried away as sometimes they can pop! The size indicator pops out of the top of the Station letting you know when to stop inflating.
There are lots of ears, eyes, scales, tails and more to help create many different creatures, the connectors make it easy to add the balloons and if they become less sticky you can run them under water to clean. The girls loved creating weird and wonderful animals with stubby legs and twirly tails!
The girls also discovered that they stick to the walls too so we had some pretty interesting wall art for a while! I love that the girls were super enthusiastic about doing the whole process by themselves, Ooonies play pattern develops fine motor skills and coordination too so a great educational Station alongside engaging imagination!
The starter kit is priced at £19.99 and available from Character-online The girls are saving their pocket money to buy one of the refill packs and to be honest I would be happy for them to spend their pennies on this as its a fabulous concept and great fun!
We were sent the Oonies starter kit for the purposes of this review. All views and opinions are our own and genuine.