Getting Creative with DoodleJamz | AD
Every now and then along comes a product which we get the chance to review, and I think that the kids may like it but in reality it could go either way. DoodleJamz was one of those items where I wasn’t sure if they would just mess around with it for 5 minutes before it ends up in the bottom draw for months. How wrong I was, both kids absolutely LOVED it, and have spent the last week fighting over who gets to play with the one with the tiny balls!
WHAT IS DOODLEJAMZ?
Basically, DoodleJamz are mess-free drawing pads. Filled with gel or beads, you slot a picture into the back of the board and then move the gel or beads around for lots of easy creative fun.
Use your fingers or the easy-to-use stylus which is included in the board, there are endless possibilities as to how you can draw, squish, sculpt, shape, create, erase and then repeat.
The concept really is so simple but there is something about that simplicity which really captured the imagination of my two little people!
We were sent one of each style of DoodleJamz to try out – 1 with beads and 1 with gel – and although the gel option was a lot of squishy fun, it was the beads version that was the clear winner with both my two.
CUSTOMISE YOUR DOODLES
One thing we loved about DoodleJamz was the ability to customise your doodles. If you visit the DoodleJamz website at: https://doodlejamz.com/ then you will find a massive variety of backer cards to download for free. My two are Easter excited at the moment so that’s exactly what they wanted to download and play with.
If you can’t find what you are looking for though, then I loved the fact that you can upload your own photos to create your own custom backer card. Absolutely genius idea and one that kept us entertained for quite a while!
WHAT WE THOUGHT
The kids love their DoodleJamz and considering it is such a simple concept, it has so far kept them entertained for weeks. The fact you can download new backer cards for free and customise your own, increases the fun for them.
The DoodleJamz boards are lightweight and small making them a great option for slipping in your bag ready to pull out as and when needed. So far, they have come in handy to stop fights in the back of the car, to keep the kids entertained in a restaurant and they’ve even taken them with them for sleep overs.
And at only £4.99 from Smyths Toystore, they are really affordable.
DISCLOSURE: we were sent these items for the purposes of this review. As always though, all thoughts and opinions are my own.