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Kaleidoscope Colouring Kit Review

DISCLOSURE – THIS ITEM WAS GIFTED TO THE REVIEWER FOR THE PURPOSES OF WRITING THE REVIEW. ALL THOUGHTS AND OPINIONS ARE THE REVIEWER’S OWN.

Reviewed by Helen O

It’s taken the best part of 4 years to get my son into colouring, despite amassing a huge collection of colouring books and felt tip pens.  However, within the past year he’s developed a passion for colouring and wants to do it at every opportunity.  So I was really happy to be allocated a Kaleidoscope colouring kit to review.

I was even more over-joyed when a box arrived containing not one, but three Kaleidoscope Colouring Kits.  The colouring kits had been well wrapped for transit and arrived in perfect condition.  The packs I received were:

Animal Kingdom
Kuwaii Kingdom
Magical Forest

My first impressions were how beautifully packaged the kits were.  Each kit contained marker pens which matched the theme of the pack, a colouring book and either themed stickers or temporary tattoos.  I really liked how they were presented in a binder, to keep the markers and colouring book contained, which makes them perfect for travelling with.

My son’s favourite was the Animal Kingdom Colouring Kit as he’s really into animals and the jungle.  I loved the fact that the colours of the markers had been appropriately chosen to match the theme of the kit.  I often find with colouring kits, the colours of the pens or crayons are a bit random, so it’s difficult to make the picture look good.  There were 7 markers with this pack.

Another brilliant feature of this pack was that the markers were double-ended, with a thicker tip one end for general colouring and a finer tip the other end for more intricate colouring.  This is a great help when you’re trying to colour within the lines, which my son has now mastered.  If you have access to even more colours, there is absolutely nothing stopping you from adding them into the mix.

I liked how easily the pages tear out, so you can remove the one you want, without ripping the picture, either allowing more than one person to colour in at the same time or for masterpieces to be displayed once they’re finished.  There are 32 pages to colour and the pad can be removed from the binder, if needs be.

Likewise the Magical Forest Colouring Kit has the same features as the Animal Kingdom kit, except this kit has 8 markers, with perfectly chosen colours to match the theme of the kit.  The pad again has 32 pages of mystical creatures, such as unicorns.

Finally the Kuwaii Kingdom was slightly different to the other two packs, in that it has 6 pastel coloured markers, to match the whimsical theme of the kit and a sheet of temporary tattoos, which my children love (who doesn’t love a temporary tattoo?!)  The pad has 32 colouring sheets, with cute designs such as ice creams, rainbows and cactuses.

The recommended age range for these packs is 6-12 years, which is about right I think, as some of the designs are quite intricate and will need a lot of attention and patience to make the most of them.  I also think that a lot of the packs will appeal to adults, as colouring is a great activity for mindfulness.

There are so many different packs to choose from, so there’s something to suit everyone, depending on your preferences.  The range can be seen at https://curiousuniverse.myshopify.com/pages/kaleidoscope.  The packs have an RRP of 12.99, but at the time of the review were on sale for £6.99, which I think represents great value for money.  They would make a fantastic gift for children for all sorts of occasions.  I can also imagine them being taken on caravanning holidays, as an item to be easily carried around and stored and as an activity that would keep the kids entertained.

I would absolutely recommend these colouring kits and would happily purchase further packs for my children for birthday or Christmas presents.  My son would love me to buy more, he thinks they’re great!

Rating: 5/5

RRP: £12.99 each, however currently the packs are on sale at £6.99 each.

Buy these wonderful packs here.

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