Product Type: Flair Art / Craft
Newest Review: ... a 2 for £15 offer, when bought on it's own it would have cost £9.99. Well this Ben 10 Comic Maker Kit was the same and this was the othe... more
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Flair Ben 10 Comic Maker Kit
Member Name: dthpsb
Flair Ben 10 Comic Maker Kit
Advantages: Will keep your child occupied for hours.
Disadvantages: Too old for my 5 year old but it does say 7 years plus.
My eldest son who is 5 is obsessed with Ben 10 and probably has every Ben 10 toy you can buy, santa made sure of that. As much as he loves Ben 10 though he loves to colour just as much, I mean he literally spends hours colouring. Therefore when I saw this comic maker, a combination of his two favourite things I thought this would certainly make a good christmas present. I realise he's a little younger that the recommended 7 years plus but he does have the patience and with a little adult help I was sure he'd be fine.
I said in a previous review how I bought a Roary the Racing Car game from the Argos as part of a 2 for £15 offer, when bought on it's own it would have cost £9.99. Well this Ben 10 Comic Maker Kit was the same and this was the other item I bought as part of this offer. I have also seen the Comic Maker in Toys R Us at £9.99.
The Comic Maker comes in a box and inside you get colouring pens, pencils, background sheets, sticker sheets for characters and speech balloons and accessories. You also get over 250 stickers, all of which need to be coloured in. With that many stickers to colour it will probably take my son till he's 7 to finish it.
The idea is to colour the stickers and stick down wherever you want the art work to make up a story. You can add on the speech bubbles and the sound effects to make the comic even more fun. If you want to make the comic strips up from scratch you add your own backgrounds to the blank sheets. There is an instructions and ideas booklet that tells you all this.
Three week on from christmas and my son is getting on with colouring in the stickers, it may be too old for him but he's always saying 'I'm off to do some of my comic' so as long as he's enjoying it I don't think it matters what age group it is for. If we want to make it into a good quality comic then it is maybe gonna take more adult supervision than we first thought and it will probably be a long project. I'm sure it's gonna entertain him for hours though.
Overall I think this product by Flair is a great idea, I love anything arts and crafty. Children are always reading comics and the opportunity to make there own is just brilliant. It gives you everything you need, including instrutions and colouring pens. A fantastic product for any child that loves to colour, loves Ben 10 and has a good imagination.
Summary: Well worth the money.
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