I am always looking out for fun, artsy projects to do with Kieran. When I came across Orb Factory and their line of sticky mosaic artwork and picture books, I jumped at the opportunity to review one!
We had a That’s IT Mommy playdate and Kieran and Teagan got right to work putting the mosaic pieces on the pages. At one point, Tee and I realized it was “a little too quiet” upstairs where the girls were. As it turns out, the girls were very busy-hard at work sticking the over 1,000 mosaic pieces into the picture book. This book, from start to finish, kept Kieran busy for hours. On the first day, she and Teagan spent well over an hour collaborating on the project!
I love the 3 dimensional aspect of it and the texture it lends to each page. It’s great that there are no words printed within the book, making each time a unique story Kieran can recite to me. But, when I’m in a creative slump it includes a little storybook to get my juices flowing again. Although, I believe the limitless imagination of a child makes for the greatest stories! With comments from Kieran such as “This is her dream coming true!”, we love going to this book nearly every day for story time.
This would make a great project for those long car trips or on the airplane. You’re sure to hear some great stories come from your kid, too! My husband has already given me the green light to purchase a few more of these, as he was amazed at how entertaining it was for Kieran!
From the package:
Help tell the story of the Frog Prince and his Princess by matching tiles and gems to shapes and colors in this magical storybook. Read along with the story included, or create your own version of this happily ever after!
1 StoryCraft Storybook with 10 pages to decorate
1000+ Sticky Foam and Jewel Pieces
Recently, the Orb Factory also came out with their first iPad app called “Sticky Mosaics Butterfly”. We downloaded the free version, and Kieran has had a blast with this, too! The more mosaic pieces you put on the butterfly, the more it sparkles! The full version is a very reasonable $2.99 and can be purchased here.
The Orb Factory is located in Halifax Nova Scotia, and produces award winning crafts and activities products. They are celebrating 20 years in business this year! They have won numerous awards and have become a recognized and trusted name in the toy industry. Their kits are easy to use, mess-free, and give amazing results every time. Our best selling line of Sticky Mosaics® allow kids to peel & stick sparkling foam and jewel tiles to create Mosaics by Number® that are ready for display. They believe in the power of play and strive to produce toys the not only stimulate a child’s mind, but their creativity as well. Their kits allow children to lose themselves in a world of magic, imagination and artistic freedom.
Buy IT: You can get The Frog Prince on Orb Factory’s website for $19.99. Recommended for ages 4+.
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