Tuesday, 27 May 2014

#GetCrafty with Ravensburger - Hello Kitty Mini Mandala Designer



Ravensburger, Hello Kitty crafts, Mini Mandala Designer

Most people know Ravensburger as one of the quality jig saw puzzle supplier, but they have a wide range of other products as well including games and crafts. We were sent their Mini Mandala Designer - Hello Kitty (Abby's favourite kitty!) to review, which is great for drawing and colouring symmetric designs especially for travel!


Ravensburger, Hello Kitty crafts, Mini Mandala Designer

Ravensburger, Hello Kitty crafts, Mini Mandala Designer

The Hello Kitty Mini Mandala Designer (suitable for 6 years+, rrp £9.99) comes in a handy storage box, a frame and a template, 10 sheets of paper, 4 pencils and 1 ultra thin felt tip pen. To draw a symmetric design, simply use the big arrow on the purple frame as a marker, and draw the pattern at equal intervals by pointing the mini arrows on the edge of the pink template at the marker.


Ravensburger, Hello Kitty crafts, Mini Mandala Designer

Ravensburger, Hello Kitty crafts, Mini Mandala Designer

I of course wouldn't let go of an opportunity to try it out myself. It seems fun after all! My clouds were a bit off as I had a bird in the middle, missing the alignments, but I still love the picture! And! I designed it myself! There is a lot of designs on the template, including 2 Hello Kitty's, her bunny friend, butterfly, cloud, bird, flower, heart and different size dots. There are also 3 tiny dots you can use to keep your pen in place to draw a perfect circle to make border/ frame.

Once you got used to the template, you can even start picking smaller details to use instead of the full pattern, for example, I used the leaves from the flower in the above design, or you can use Hello Kitty's bow without Kitty, just get creative!

The only downside, pointed out by Abby, was that the frame and template will not let her draw a design in a different location. For example, the cloud in the above picture can't appear in the middle unless you move the template and paper out from the box and do it that way. So she has improvised with her own designs!


Ravensburger, Hello Kitty crafts, Mini Mandala Designer

Ravensburger, Hello Kitty crafts, Mini Mandala Designer

Ravensburger, Hello Kitty crafts, Mini Mandala Designer

There really is a lot you can do with the mini Mandala Designer! They have bigger ones as well of course, but this one is perfect for on the go!

Tomorrow (Wednesday 28th May, 2014) Ravensburger will be holding a Twitter Frenzy party between 1 to 2:40pm and we will join them too! Follow @Ang_Thisislife and @RavensburgerPC and the hashtag #GetCrafty and you might win some great prizes too! See you tomorrow!