Product Type: Crayola Art / Craft
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Crayola Doodle Daisy
Member Name: takeachance
Crayola Doodle Daisy
Advantages: Ease of use, cost, makes some nice patterns
Disadvantages: Not a lot to do once its set up
Doodle Daisy 'The scribbly scrawly creepy crawly' was extensively advertised on television before christmas and on two seperate visits to father christmas my three year old daughter when asked what she wanted from him for christmas replied 'Doodle Daisy'. On both occassions the Santas looked at mum for interpretation!
Anyhow, who was I to dash my little ones hopes? - afterall it was under £15, easy to get hold of and was recommended for age 3+.
I actually bought mine in Woolworths (RIP) for around £12. Made by Crayola I had no worries that I would be buying a quality toy.
Whats in the box:
5 coloured felt tip pens
6 stamper boots
2 x AAA batteries are required but not included.
Doodle Daisy comes in a few parts but was easy and quick to fix together. The battery compartment is hidden under the wings and is easily accessible (to an adult). Once the batteries were inserted all that was left to do was add her head to the body which you do with a sort of push and twist action, pop on her hat and boots and you (or your little one!) are ready to go.
There are five holes in her front legs and you can insert one to five pens into any of these holes at any one time. Push the back of her wings, which serves as the on/off switch, and off she goes.
If any of you, like myself, had a spirograph when younger then this works in very much the same way.
If you turn Daisy over there is a switch on the bottom and by turning this you can change the pattern that Daisy will draw.
Alledgedly there are over 100 different designs!
Daisys hat also doubles as a stencil and her boots as 'stampers' but to be honest Ive not shown my three year old the stamper boots as all that I can envisage is a big mess with felt tips and rubber boots!
You can currently buy Doodle Daisy for £7.74 with free standard delivery from Amazon and even better her brother Doudle Doug for £6.50 and I would say that this would be a fair price for this toy and not anything over £10 really.
I must say that my daughter has used this just twice since christmas. She was fascinated the first time as she watched Daisy scribble away but to be honest other than watch and change the pen colour or the setting once in a while there is not a lot else to do and therefore my daughter gets bored with this quite quickly. Also on her first use she managed to snap off one of the pen nibs when trying to push the pen into the leg.
The box did come with a leaflet on how to obtain 15 further pens for £2.99
One other thing worth mentioning is that once Daisy gets going some of the settings take up quite a large area so ideally have A3 paper to hand!
Summary: A bug that fills a 10 minute gap
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