Reviewed by Charlotte Gatehouse
I was pleased to receive the eat sleep doodle- space explorers colour in and learn pillowcase- anything to keep my daughter entertained during lockdown is greatly appreciated, and if it’s educational too then that’s a real bonus! The parcel arrived promptly and easily fit through the letterbox, firstly wrapped in thick plastic to keep it safe and dry during delivery and then wrapped again like a present in wonderful world map colour-in paper. My daughter was so excited by this she couldn’t wait to see what was inside and asked to colour in the wrapping paper later on. I loved this little touch it would make a really great and unique gift to send through the post.
The pillowcase itself is double sided with great space themed designs, brilliant for any space enthusiast or budding astronaut. There is also a hidden method for remembering the names of the planets, great for learning and really got a conversation going in our house about planets and the universe and beyond. I was pleased to note it is 100% cotton and felt like it would stand the test of time as well as be soft enough for a sleepy head.
There are 10 fabric pens included in a vast range of bold colours, they are double ended (thick and fine tips) these appeared excellent quality. You can also buy these separately from the online shop when they eventually run out.
We put a pillow in the case and as suggested we put a protective layer in between (we used a clean tea towel) which I was glad of because the ink did bleed through in some areas, but the tea towel went into the wash and came out clean so no issues there. You could put it over the top of another pillow case or pillow protector to prevent this too which is what we will do next time.
The pillowcase washes on 40 degrees so could be thrown in with the main wash, I held my breath concerned that the ink would stain the rest of the load but I needn’t have worried. Everything came out clean and the pillowcase was as good as new ready to start again.
My daughter loved the novelty of drawing on bedding something which is obviously usually forbidden. It kept her busy for a long time and would be suitable for a wide range of ages.
The eat sleep doodle pillowcase is good value for money at £14.95 for something that is good quality and long-lasting, I would definitely consider them for gifts in the future. I really love the educational value and the re-usable sustainability, there has clearly been a lot of thought gone into this product. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them.
I felt inspired to check out the website and eat sleep doodle have a fab range of designs including world map, dinosaurs, dolls house and more on a variety of textiles such as canvas bags, pencil cases and their draw-on table cloths are a brilliant idea, click-adds to cart.
This product can be purchased from Eat Sleep Doodle here.