Happy Days at Work – The Hairdresser 500 Piece Ravensburger Puzzle

The Hairdresser 500 piece puzzle from Ravensburger is part of the Happy Days at Work series with each puzzle featuring a different career.  With a retro vibe this scene at the hairdresser was fun to do and had lots of key items in to pick out as you go along to aid completion and help you achieve the finished puzzle.

I always like to start with the edges and corners although my 10yr old daughter was eager to complete this alongside me so was picking out bits she found on the inside such as the hair spray cans and the red car outside the window.  The pieces are a good size with and with a shiny upper surface they were easy to sift through and find what you needed.

I really enjoyed completing this and with 500 pieces it’s not too challenging and you feel like you are achieving pieces in place fairly quickly. It wasn’t long before my 7yr old son joined in too and the three of us eagerly worked together to find the pieces.  At first we were busy finding different parts but it soon got competitive as to who was going to put the final piece into place.  It turned out they both put one of the last two pieces in each as they had secretly hidden one piece each under their legs!!! Cheeky!  But it was great seeing their determination at completing the puzzle and we all had a lot of fun doing it.

In the Happy Days At Work series from Ravensburger there is something for everyone, so if you don’t fancy The Hairdresser, then maybe try The Teacher, The Coalman, The Farmer, The Mechanic or The Baker – these just being a small selection that is available.

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.

Art Therapy Colouring Books from Parragon

Disney Art Therapy colouring books from Parragon are simply gorgeous. We received the Frozen and Princess themed books to try and they are both packed full of patterns with plenty to occupy your colouring desire!

WP_20160502_13_41_46_ProBoth books are of a really high quality and quite thick with lots of pages.  This means you can easily use coloured pens without the risk of it bleeding through the pages.  Alternatively some sharp pencils would work well for a more subtle effect.

The pages are based loosely on the themes of Frozen and Princesses and rather than being packed full of characters and action scenes, meaning these are more grown up and full of patterns inspired by the themes rather than a book aimed at the younger audience.  This means they would suit an older child or adult and something I certainly could sit passing the time with.  I think the patterns are really pretty and quite detailed with each page taking you on a different set of shapes and designs.

art therapyThese would be great for an older child, my daughter 8yr old Miss M was excited to see them and there really is hours worth of colouring in each book.  They would be great to take on holidays, long journeys or one of those things to have around when you just want to do nothing and have a doodle – why not colour a page in one of these books instead?

Colouring books for adults have really become fashionable of late and these certainly fit the bill for any Disney loving fan. They are feminine with intricate wallpaper style designs filled with swirls and also some bigger mandala style images, so give one a try now and get creative with colour!

All reviews are my own and my family’s opinions and we received the product in order to write an honest review.