Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Interplay Wood Worx Wooden T-Rex Craft kit review and giveaway (age 5+)

I'm really a big fan of Interplay craft sets, and the latest one we've tried has been a massive hit with my 6 year old. The Wood Worx T-Rex will allow any child to make a fabulous looking wooden T-Rex model which has an articulated jaw and a neck, and a really fierce looking roar!

Wood Worx wooden dinosaur craft kit review and giveaway

Inside the box is absolutely everything you will need to create your model - including a really nice double-ended paint brush and some good quality quick-drying glue. The model itself is entirely made from 23 wooden pieces.

Children's wooden dinosaur craft kit review


To decorate and personalise your model, paints are included, and a sheet of stickers. The stickers are very clever and it means that with this age 5+ set, whatever your level of skill, you can always finish with a lovely looking model.

Children's wooden dinosaur craft kit  stickers

Our 6 year old tested the set and he has really taken it very seriously. He's listened to advice and read the instructions, and even though he's never made anything from wood before, he found it very easy to use the kit.

building a wooden T-Rex model

Plain and half built, the model is already clearly taking shape, which offers instant reward for younger children, and there has been opportunity for the model maker to add personal touches, placing the spines and tail where they wish them to be. Wood Worx are brilliant kits for encouraging children to experiment a little and are brilliant for confidence-building.

wooden T-Rex model

Once the T-Rex body is built and the glue has dried, it's time for painting. My 6 year old is keen to copy the decoration of the picture on the box, so has opted to use paints and the stickers, but he wanted his T-Rex to be more upright, so stuck his dinosaur's arms and legs at a different angle.

Holding wooden dinosaur until glue sets

In order to make our T-Rex stand more upright unaided we needed better balance, so we actually glued 2 pennies onto the bottom of his tail to make him more sturdy. 

Adding pennies to wooden model for balance

My 6 year old has painted his T-Rex very carefully over a period of time - letting each layer of paint dry before moving to the next colour - so it isn't quite finished yet, but the stickers are on and he's looking pretty fierce!

Interplay wooden Wood Worx Dinosaur model

The Interplay Wood Worx T-Rex retails at £9.99 and I think for that price offers a lot of enjoyment for your young person. The build and painting job will probably be quicker for you than for my overly-cautious artist, but even so, it'll take several hours to put together, and turning a pile of wood into a ferocious T Rex is something any child can feel proud of!

Interplay wooden Wood Worx Dinosaur model side view

Interplay wooden Wood Worx Dinosaur model articulated mouth

And the articulation in the model is just enough that you can get some real expression into your pose...

Scary ferocious dinosaur T-Rex childs model

Interplay have very kindly offered a Wood Worx T-Rex Craft Kit as a prize for one of my readers. Entry is by Gleam form below. No entries are mandatory, and each extra entry gives you more chances to win. The giveaway is UK entry only, and will end at midnight Wednesday 22nd July. Please see the bottom of the Gleam form for full T's and C's.

If a T-Rex is a bit ferocious for you, then Jen at My Mummy's Pennies also has a Wood Worx Jewellery Box Kit Giveaway, and all of my other giveaways can be found on my giveaways page.

Interplay Wood Worx T-Rex Model Kit


We were sent our kit to review

92 comments:

  1. I'd love to see a peacock as it would be beautiful to paint!

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  2. A sabre toothed tiger as their teeth would look quite impressive!

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  3. Elephant just because it's my favourite animal

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  4. I would love to see a Quagga (half zebra, half horse) It became extinct in 1883!

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  5. A tiger - they are my favourite animals!

    Ashleigh

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  6. Id love to see a giraffe :D

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  7. i love to have tiger! It will be great!

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  8. A lemur :) such amazing creatures xx

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  9. I would like to see a woolly mammoth, would be a cool model and good to paint although not suer how would achieve the hair

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  10. Paula Readings1 July 2015 at 11:13

    My grandson loves dinosaurs.

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  11. i'd love a pig as it's my favourite animal

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  12. A Pteradactyl as it's my favourite dinosaur!

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  13. A unicorn, as it's so unique <3

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  14. We would like to see more different dinosaurs as my son is dinosaur mad.

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  15. I would love to see a Giraffe made into a kit, it is so elegant but i think the neck might be too fragile

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  16. a dinosaur as my son loves them

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  17. A panda - just because it is my favourite animal!

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  18. we are huge cat lovers, so id say the White Tiger x i saw some in America when i was a teenager, and they are just the most beautiful of big cats

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  19. I would love a Unicorn - because it would look fantastic x

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  20. A peacock would look pretty cool :) x

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  21. A panda, my 8 year old is obsessed with them

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  22. Lynsey Buchanan4 July 2015 at 22:56

    A monkey - I love monkeys

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  23. daria morgan

    the boys would love this. they are dino crazy at the moment!

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  24. A big cat of some kind would look great!

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  25. Bunny rabbit, my son loves them.

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  26. A stegosaurus - because we're all dino mad in this house!

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  27. A monkey, because they are my nieces favourate animal

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  28. Different breeds of dogs - because we are a dog loving family

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  29. Elizabeth Hinds5 July 2015 at 14:56

    An elephant because they're my daughter's favourite animal :)

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  30. Penguins, we love copying how they waddle around

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  31. A parrot - so colourful!

    Just realised I am posting as Bubbles17 and not as Sarah Cooper as I put on my Gleam entry

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  32. I'd love to see a lizard. Love everything about them

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  33. I WOULD LIKE TO SEE AN EAGLE IT WOULD LOOK FAB


    angela b

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  34. A triceratops as they are really cool looking

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  35. I would like to see a Manatee, love these creatures but hardly ever see anything in the way of toys are games.

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  36. my dog is my favorite

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  37. A giraffe as I think they are a beautiful animal

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  38. a blue whale as it would look impressive

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  39. I'd love a range of dogs - including a Beagle so I could create a wooden version of my dog!

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  40. a cat...cats are my favourites always! thanks and good luck all

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  41. Meerkat's just coz they are awsome x

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  42. a meerkat becuase they are my fave

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  43. A lion as love seeing them at the zoo

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  44. A dodo, I think they quite funky looking

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  45. An elephant - I just love them

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  46. Any big cats lions tigers they are beautiful x

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  47. In love with donkeys - they are such distinctive creatures with those long ears!

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  48. A saber tooth tiger would be really neat to see, especially if the mouth is articulated.

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  49. Nichola Harwood20 July 2015 at 14:19

    Id love to see a giraffe

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  50. I'd love to see a Camel. I love camels! Like me, they always got the ump ;)

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  51. Would have to be a giraffe x

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  52. I think a badger - we see them a lot around here in Dorset.

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  53. I'd love to see cats, small and large as I am a crazy cat lady

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  54. An elephant it would be interesting to see how it would be jointed and balanced.

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  55. I would love to see an unicorn - they are such mystical creatures!

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  56. More Different types of Dinos as my son would love them and he could build a collection

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  57. A zebra as its my daughters favourite animal.

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  58. an owl love the fact they can rotate head almost all way

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  59. A dragon would be fun - my daughter loves them

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  60. An Eagle Bird :-) Something different.

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  61. i love to have tiger! It will be great!

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  62. a dodo as its the nick name of my uncle and its a one of a kind :)

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  63. The dodo as we saw a stuffed one on our honeymoon (we live it up).

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  64. I'd like an owl as I love them, or a unicorn just because they are fab!

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  65. Sabre tooth tiger. It would be awesome!

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  66. A giraffe because I love them.

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