Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Meadow Kids Children's Mini Craft Series Review and Giveaway

Meadow Kids are a UK company based in Bath. They develop and produce 'Learn & Play' children's toys and books which are designed to encourage the family to play together while the children learn. We've been sent 3 of their Mini Craft Kits to review, and they have also offered a bundle for one of my readers.

Meadow Kids Children's Mini Craft Series Review and Giveaway

Included in the bundle are the Mini Dinosaurs Stamp Set, Mini Stencils For Girls and The Mini Secret Garden Fingerprint Friends. Each of the kits is suitable fror age 3+ and is presented in a really handy and attractive little 2 drawer box, which is a great way to keep everything together and in good condition, looks lovely on the shelf and makes a great gift.

childrens filled craft box with drawers from Meadow Kids


The Mini Dinosaur Stamp Set comes with 8 different dinosaur stamps and a black ink pad, 5 felt tip pens and a selection of card and paper backgrounds to work with.

The dinosaur stamps were a firm favourite with everyone, and my 6 year old spent a long time creating a lovely birthday card for his friend which I completely forgot to take a photo of!

Mini Dinosaur stamp set from Meadow Kids

The Mini Stencils For Girls has 6 plastic stencils which have over 170 shapes, 6 colouring pencils and a sharpener (excellent because we can never find one), and a selection of printed sheets, plain cards and envelopes.

Instantly we had an issue with the Mini Stencils For Girls, as my 2 colourblind young boys love pink (it's the brightest colour to them) and were not impressed with the name. They wouldn't use this set until we renamed it "Mini Stencils For Girls - But That's A Lie".

Mini Stencil set in pink craft for children

The Mini Secret Garden Fingerprint Friends contains 8 stamps, 3 different coloured ink pads, 6 colouring pencils, cards to complete and envelopes.

This set was probably favoured overall because the cards are so lovely and the stamps are great for putting together larger pictures, although no-one even used their fingerprints to complete their pictures this time.

Mini secret garen nature craft kt

I put the 3 sets on the table, and within 5 minutes this is what we had.....for the next 2 hours! 


All of the children - from age 5 to 17 - joined in with stamping, stencilling, drawing and creating, and it kept them busy all afternoon. It was lovely and really does show that Meadow Kids have it right - these Mini Craft Kits are perfect for adults and children to enjoy spending time together.

As luck would have it we were also watching Liv from Simslife - easiest babysitting job ever! 


If we have any minor criticisms, it's that the stencil uses capital letters and doesn't have numbers as it says on the box (my son needed a 6 for his birthday card), and the folded cards are too shiny to be able to draw on them with the pencil crayons, so we had to use the felt tips from a different set.


These are great sets in so many ways. Brilliant for developing fine motor and writing skills, spending time together and encouraging creativity and storytelling. One of the best things about the Meadow Kids Mini Craft Series is the price - each set retails around £9-£14, so they're ideal to give as gifts.


Meadow Kids have kindly offered a bundle of the 3 Mini Craft Kits we reviewed as a prize for one of my readers. Entry to the giveaway is by Rafflecopter below. UK entries only please. The giveaway will end at midnight on Friday 31st July. Please see the bottom of the Rafflecopter form for further terms and conditions.

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89 comments:

  1. I think my son would like the Dinosaur set best, he'd probably make a big dinosaur picture.

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  2. My kids all love dinosaurs so I think they would like the Mini Dinosaurs Stamp Set! They love to draw dinosaur scenes (volcanoes, swamps etc) so I think they would enjoy stamping dinosaurs onto card sothey can cut them out and move them about.

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  3. I love the secret garden. I would encourage my little ones to make greetings cards

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  4. My daughter is moving home the sets would be great for me and my grand babies to do while mummy and grandad do all the moving xx

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  5. My son would love the Mini Dinosaurs Stamp Set, - he would make a birthday card for his daddys birthday!

    Ashleigh

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  6. Catherine McAlinden7 July 2015 at 19:52

    My two are both in to dinosaurs, but they'd love all 3!

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  7. The Mini Dinosaur stamp set would be a firm fave with my kids ... might be good to make fridge magnets

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  8. The dinosaur stamp looks the best

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  9. My daughter would love the Mini Stencils - she loves drawing x

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  10. The dinosaur one as have two boys but they would play with them all lol xx

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  11. dinosaurs, just like george pig

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  12. The Mini Secret Garden Fingerprint Friends, my granddaughter loves dipping her hands in paint and making finger animals, at the present her favourite to make is a giraffe

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  13. Secret gardne and no doubt shed make........a mess lol x

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  14. Secret Garden, I wont be making anything but I'm sure my child will enjoy it

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  15. Paula Readings8 July 2015 at 17:34

    Dinosaur stamp set.

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  16. Mini Secret Garden Fingerprint Friends and they would make cards.

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  17. Mini Dinosaur Stamp Set - they'd make a dinosaur scene for our other dinosaur toys to play & interact with :)

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  18. The dinosaur one! Would be great for making home-made wrapping paper :)

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  19. has to be the Mini Secret Garden Fingerprint Friends , my little one would love to make cards for her friends x

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  20. My son loves dinosaurs - he would probably just cover paper with lots and lots of them...

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  21. The Dinosaur set - she would decorate boxes with them seems to be her thing these days - so much so i am really starting to form an intense dislike for boxes lol

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  22. The Mini Secret Garden Fingerprint Friends, my daughter would love making anything with butterflies on it with the set

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  23. Dinosaur stamp set - Shaun is mad on dinosaurs and would love to make his friends cards with this set!

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  24. the mini dinosaurs stamp set and i think they would make cards first

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  25. Think it would have to be the secret garden even though they are all nice, think I would get my kids to make little thank you notes :)

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  26. Elizabeth Hinds11 July 2015 at 14:53

    I think that my daughter would love Mini Stencils for Girls :) She would probably use it to decorate letters and cards!

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  27. i love the dinosaur set as they are my nephews favourate

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  28. My daughter would love the mini stencils and would make a picture for her teacher

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  29. My daughter would like the mini stencils x

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  30. My sons would love the dinosaur set :) x

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  31. My Daughter would love the secret garden set :)

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  32. Mini stencils for Girls looks fantastic and I think we'd make some birthday cards first!

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  33. I think my daughter would love the mini stencils

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  34. the secret garden a giant poster

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  35. I think my daughter would like the mini stencils for girls and I think she would make a fairy picture first

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  36. My girl would love The Mini Secret Garden Fingerprint Friends and I'm sure she would deep her fingers in paint first.

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  37. My little girl would love The Mini Secret Garden Fingerprint Friends set.

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  38. Lynsey Buchanan16 July 2015 at 01:16

    My daughter would love the Secret Garden,

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  39. Mini Dinosaur Stamp Set, my grandaughter would love it x

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  40. My son would like the Mini Dinosaur Stamp Set and creating his own dinosaur

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  41. Love the stencils set I think my kids would make posters with them. :-)

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  42. The dinosaurs to make a card

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  43. I think my daughter would like the secret garden set. Shes just now getting into looking at flowers etc in the garden.

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  44. The stencil set for girls as my daughter would love it she is very girly and would love drawing fairies

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  45. I think the secret garden set and we would make lovely pictures of gardens and colour them in.

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  46. Mini stencils looks great. The girls make lots of birthday cards so would be used for that I think.

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  47. I think the Dinosaur Stamp Set would have the most appeal, no telling what she would make with it though!

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  48. I think my daughter would find the dinosaur set the easiest to do at her age.

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  49. my son and daughter are obsessed with dinosaurs so it would have to be the Mini Dinosaur Stamp Set mine love to make cards so it would be a dino card creation no doubt :)

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  50. The dinosaur set, my son loves stamps and dinosaurs so a perfect combo!

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  51. Mini Dinosaurs Stamp Set ! and he would spend ages stamping envelopes haha !

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  52. dinosaurs set as my daughter loves dinosaurs and crafys, would make some fab art work

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  53. The dinosaurs and we would make a poster with lots of dinosaurs with their names attached.

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  54. i put the wrong url in todays :-( - its supposed to be https://twitter.com/stacesorrell711/status/625647973070938113

    sorry x

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    1. It's okay Stacy, don't worry about it. Thanks for letting me know and if that entry wins I will not disqualify you. Take care - Jenny x

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  55. Secret Garden Fingerprint Friends looks lovely

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  56. the dinosaur set would be great for making a card for my youngest son's birthday x

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  57. The Mini Secret Garden Fingerprint Friends - she would love making cards for us all!

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  58. The mini dinossaurs set as he loves dinossaurs xx he would be stamping everywhere xx

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  59. the dinosaur set is wicked...we would probably cut some dinosaurs up and used a crboard scenery set we have here to make a story up

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  60. The secret garden one sounds fab my little girl would love making a fantasy garden with these

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  61. My kids both love dinosaurs so I would pick that set. They like making pictures so they could use the stamps to add dinosaurs to the background

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  62. My daughter would love the set with fairies. Could make a card for aunties birthday :)

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  63. Love the mini Dinosaur Stamp Set and could create some great cards for forthcoming birthdays!

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  64. Dinosaurs is my favourite. (Cupcake R)

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  65. The Mini Secret Garden Fingerprint Friends set as it looks the most creative
    Kelly Ellen Hirst

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  66. Dinosaurs - little man love'em all!

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  67. The Mini Stencils for Girls is fantastic and we would use this to mae cards

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  68. Mini Stencils For girls my niece would adore this and loves princess, fairy things i'm guessing she would draw a picture <3

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  69. Mini Secret Garden Fingerprint Friends for my daughter

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  70. My son would like the Mini Dinosaur Stamp Set and he'd probably try & recreate Jurassic World with them.

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  71. mini stencils for girls as i have 3 girls and would ,make them very happy

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  72. The Mini Secret Garden set is our favourite and would be suitable for the children to make birthday cards for their grandparents before they try others.

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  73. My youngest grandsons would love the dinosaur set. They would probably enjoy making .......a mess (as usual) :)

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  74. Maria Jane Knight31 July 2015 at 21:39

    The dinosaur set! My 5 year old would make a jurassic world style movie poster!

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  75. My little boy would go for the Dinosaur stamp set first, he loves dinosaurs!

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