If you're like me and have been looking for ways to entertain the kids during this latest wave of lockdown then look no further. Sneak Artz are new to the craft scene and are a great way for kids (and adults) to get creative and express themselves in a unique way - by colouring cute funky mini sneakers! My children have been sent the Sneak Artz Bumper Fun Set Assortment and a couple of the Shoe Box Assortment to try out.
Let's start with the Sneak Artz Bumper Fun Set Assortment. Each of these easy craft kits comes with everything you need to create fun works of sneaker art. Inside this box includes; 2 sneakers, 5 charms, 2 stickers sheet, 2 keychains, 5 washable pen, 1 glitter pen, 1 four dots pen, 1 exclusive spray can & 4 stencils. There are 24 different sneakers to collect and personalise so it's a fun surprise to see which you get in each box.
The pens themselves are washable so if you want to change your sneaker or if you make a mistake and want to correct it it's easily sorted. Just wash your sneaker under the tap and you're good to go all over again. There's 20 different pens and 100 stickers to collect so there's always something new to look forward to when opening Sneak Artz boxes.
So what did we think? Well my kids loved them and it especially kept my daughter busy for ages. She's right into her craft type activities and was thrilled to get stuck into creating her own sneaker masterpiece. The cool mini spray can was easy to assemble and was definitely a big hit. You basically slot in one of the pens and it's like air blowing by using the little pump. Fantastic idea and a great novelty that keeps my daughter going back for more.
The stickers and glitter pen were a massive hit too and she was so excited that the sneakers could be made into a keyring for putting on her school bag (when we go back to school) so she can show her friends. We looked at all the cool different sneakers you could collect and she picked out her favourites that she hoped to receive in the Shoe Box Assortment. We really did have a fun afternoon designing our sneakers.
The Sneak Artz Bumper Fun Set Assortment is priced at £19.99 which is fair since you get so many bits and pieces with it including 2 sneakers to customise. It's a great kit and would make an excellent gift for little ones or even for the crafty adult in your life. It's a really fun activity to do. I particularly like the smaller Sneak Artz Shoe Box Assortment which comes with 1 Sneaker, 3 charms, 1 stickers sheet, 1 keychain and 3 washable pens. These are an ideal size (shaped like a tiny shoe box) for taking on trips abroad, camping, glamping, caravans etc as they weigh nothing and would easily fit in a rucksack or suitcase. They're also only £9.99 which is great if it gives you a few hours of peace.
Both of these Sneak Artz kits are available to purchase from a wide range of retailers including Smyths Toys Superstores. To find out more about the range (and to enter a fab competition) head over to www.sneakartzhub.co.uk where you can design your own Sneak Artz Sneaker to be in with a chance to win 1 of 3 £50 Smyths Toys Superstores vouchers.
I was sent the Sneak Artz craft kits in return for an honest review. All opinions are my own.