Product Type: Crayola Art / Craft
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Crayola Doodle Daisy
Member Name: Whizz11
Crayola Doodle Daisy
Advantages: Stencil hat, printing boots
Disadvantages: A bit too old for the age range
I used to love Spirograph toys and being able to make fun and intricate drawings when I was younger and so when my little girl received this Crayola Doodle Daisy a year or so ago I was quite excited to start making fun pictures with her but unfortunately, this toy is a nice idea in concept but in practise it doesn't really work for us.
Firstly, let me explain what a Crayola Doodle Daisy is? It is basically a plastic caterpillar looking creature with lots of legs and some funny looking arms/legs at the front. It's actually a bit hard to describe, you really need to look at the picture to get an image of it. The idea behind it is that you put a pen into the arms of Doodle Daisy, select a pattern that you want it to draw on the underneath of Daisy and then watch her go. It's quite easy to set up and the fun thing is that there are five holes on her arms into which you can put a pen so you can do all five at once if you wish. On the underneath of Daisy there is a dial which you turn which obviously sets the angle of the pens and the drawing as apparently there are over 100 drawings you can make.
Its quite easy to set up and once you do all that you just set her in the middle of some paper and watch her go. I think my problem with it is that to a three year old there is not much here for her to do and she wants to grab at the pens or the Daisy herself and make the drawing herself, not have to watch a little creepy crawly do it for her. I do think this toy would be much suited to someone 6 or 7 plus and not the 3 years plus that Crayloa recommend it from.
There are some fun parts to Daisy that we have played with. Her head actually comes off, its a bit scary looking actually but then slots and twists back on. Daisy is wearing a plastic hat that is actually a stencil and has eight little shapes around the edge of it such as a heart, a star, a cross and a triangle. The hat comes off and so you can place the stencil on a piece of paper and draw the shapes with a pen. Daisy is also wearing little plastic white boots on all six of her legs. These pull off quite easily, they are sort of rubberised and on the bottom have a shape so you can use these boots as a stamp. The shapes include a butterfly, swirls and hearts and we just put some paint over the boot and then print onto a piece of paper. It makes a nice clean shape as the image is slightly raised on the bottom of the boot and then they clean off really easily too.
A fun toy but one that I think should be aimed at kids a lot older than three plus.
Summary: Crayola Doodle Daisy
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