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If you follow the blog, then you know that we love crafts. So, when the team from Present Mill got in contact to test out one of their ‘in a tin’ range over the Easter holidays, I knew of a couple of little Bears who were more than happy to get involved.
We were sent the “Castle in a Tin” from the range and I was so pleased with the choice, mainly because it is gender neutral. The Bears are currently going through a real “that’s for boys / girls” phase, so I’m doing my best to push their boundaries and accept that boys AND girls can play with anything they choose. The good news is that both were immediately drawn to the castle and couldn’t wait to get started.
First of all, let me say that they can seriously pack a lot in to a little tin! I found the design so impressive as literally every bit of space is used.
At first, I was a little unsure by the number of pieces involved. It felt like a lot to expect little ones to do. However, all the instructions are very clear and each of the pieces slotted together with ease. Step by step – much to the delight of two very excited kids – a castle appeared in front of us.
ADDING THE PERSONAL TOUCH
Once complete, the first thing my two wanted to do was to add their own touches to it. (It took a little blackmail to even get them to pause so I could take a picture.) That was a nice unexpected touch with the Castle in Tin. Because it’s made of plain wood, there is plenty of scope for kids to unleash their inner artists.
We really enjoyed making our castle: it was a lovely way to spend a little time making something all together.
I found that it put to use so many skills for them. Puzzle skills, hand to eye coordination, creativity and then of course imaginative play once the castle was built and all the knights and horses had their turn to play.
These would make really lovely gifts. And with such diversity to the range, there really is something for everyone.
Ready to have a go yourself? Present Mill are very kindly offering a Castle in a Tin to give away to one lucky Tippytupps reader. Just enter via Rafflecopter using the link below and follow the usual social media accounts.
This giveaway is open to UK residents only, is powered by Rafflecopter and will close on Monday 6th May 2019 at midnight. The winner will then be chosen at random using the tool. Please note this competition is hosted by the Tippytupps blog but the prize is being provided by Present Mill who will be responsible for posting your prize out to you. For full terms and conditions for the giveaway, please visit the Tippytupps terms and conditions page.
That’s not all though, as PresentMill has also provided a discount code VICKI10 which will give a 10% off any orders placed before 28th April. So, be sure to stock up on gifts while you can!