“ Brand: Flair / Type: Crafts / Age: 3 Years+ „
Peppa Pig is a much loved character by most preschool aged children so this Peppa Pig felt board is very popular among our children.
The set includes a felt board and varying felt pictures. The felt board is 37cm x 31cm which is a good size, plenty of space for the felt pictures. The board is covered in felt with a picture of a hill. This is a nice starting point for pictures as I believe Peppa's house is on top of a hill.
There are twenty six felt pictures of varying sizes. They are made from soft felt and have the image printed on the front whilst the back is white. They are very strong and we haven't had any break. The largest picture is of Peppas house whilst some smaller ones are Peppas cuddly toy and Georges ball. The smaller ones manage get lost as when the children drop one on the floor they don't pick it up again. Well unless it is Peppa as the characters are the most popular pictures. They include three Peppa Pigs, three Georges, one Mummy Pig and one Daddy Pig. It is nice that Peppa and George are doing activities like jumping in mud and riding a bike as it helps the children make up stories.
The felt pictures cling well to the board and rarely fall off, even when the board is upright.
The pieces are kept in a thick plastic packet which can be opened and closed multiple times without it breaking. Our packet has broken down one side but that's more because of rough handling rather than the quality of the product.
This toy is recommended for children over the age of three because of the small parts.
This is a fantastic felt board which the children love. They are always wanting to play with it but only one or two children can use it at a time. I like to use it in a group as they each get a chance to make a story together. They like the idea it's their favourite characters.
Last year we visited Drayon Manor and as usual my daughter wanted to buy something from the toy shop. With Drayton Manor being the home of Thomas Land there were a lo of Thomas toys but Sophie wanted to buy this Peppa Pig set instead as at the time it was one of her favourite programmes. She paid £11.99 for the set which I wasn't sure at the time whether or not it was a good price but of course generally there is a higher mark up at these types of places so I would imagine you would be able to buy it cheaper than this.
I remember fuzzy felts when I was a girl and had quite a few sets of them although they weren't character themed at that point. The set comes in a flexible plastic wallet which has a carry handle at the top and inside you have a set of shaped felts and a board to use them on. The board is more than A4 in size but I would say not quite A3 and is mainly blue in colour for the sky but then has a green mound on it for the hill that the house sits on in the show.
You get a wide range of felt piece all recognisable from the Peppa Pig TV show, there are the main characters which are Daddy and Mummy Pig along with Peppa and George Pig which there are more than one of each so that they are doing different things in each picture such as George on his bike and Peppa jumping in puddles. You also get other items in the set, you get the house to sit on the hill, toys such as Teddy and Dinosaur, clouds and sun to help you complete your pictures and of course the family car with all of them pictured as passengers.
All of the pieces are very brightly coloured just like their colourings in the series so you can tell that this is a genuine Peppa Pig product. The pieces are easy to use simply place them onto the board to make a picture and then pull off again when you have finished, the board gives a little grip to each piece so that they don't fall off but they are then very easy to remove when you are ready to.
My daughter was 4 when she bought this and she played with it whilst we were away but them when we returned home she didn't really bother with it which I should have expected as she already had an In the Night Garden set which she never played with. My youngest daughter is now 2 and she is now into Peppa Pig and she will happily sit for ages making pictures and showing me before destroying them again.
On the packaging you are told that you can wipe the set clean with a damp cloth which I haven't actually tried although we are finding that little hairs are starting to become attracted to the board. The packaging also tells you that this set is suitable for children age 3 and up but I think once your child has passed the stage of putting everything in their mouths this set is fine and my 2 year old loves playing with it and we haven't had any issue with her playing with it. I would recommend this for any Peppa fan but I think that being 4 when she got it meant that my eldest was never going to get much play out of it.
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My little girl, who is nearly four, became a bit obsessed with Peppa Pig about a year ago. It got to the point where I was totally sick of Peppa, and every time I saw it I felt that the only good thing that could happen to Peppa and her family was that they would be made into a nice big pile of bacon sandwiches.
Thankfully I think I have managed to wean my daughter off watching the TV programmes, but I did spot this set in my local charity shop recently for just £1.50 and decided to buy it for her, hoping she could get her Peppa fix this way instead!
Fuzzy and fun
I loved Fuzzy Felt sets when I was little, so I thought this would be good fun for her. And one of the reasons this appealed to me is that there are a lot of bits in the pack. The main item is of course the board where you stick the smaller pieces. The board is a good size and is mainly blue, for the sky, with a green hill at the bottom. This is the perfect place for Peppa's house which is also included.
Other felt pieces in the set include Peppa and her family in their car, as well as individual pieces featuring the four main characters from the show - Peppa's little brother George, mummy pig, daddy pig, and of course Peppa herself - jumping in muddy puddles. There are also extra Peppa and George pieces with them on bikes and playing. There are clouds and a sun for the sky, as well as a few much smaller pieces of felt featuring a few toys and other things. As there are such a lot of pieces you can make lots of different scenes simply by placing the felt images onto the board, where they will stick nicely - it is like a very gentle Velcro affect! All the pieces are very bold and brightly coloured, just as in the programme and all the images depicted are very faithful to those you see on the TV. So if your child is familiar with the programme they will easily recognise the different characters.
And the whole lot comes in a sturdy plastic envelope, with a handle at the top, so it is nice and easy to keep this all together and store it all away when you are done with it.
My little girl really enjoys playing with this, and she loves creating different scenes and making the characters have conversations with each other. A lot of the pieces are quite large, so you couldn't possibly fit all of them onto the board at once (unless you made it into a real jumble), but this means you can play around with the pieces to create an array of different scenes. As the pictures are exactly as they are in the programme it is lots of fun for a Peppa fan and my daughter certainly enjoys playing with her set.
However I do wish I had got hold of one of these sooner, as I can definitely see her starting to lose interest in this quite soon. There is just not enough to do here to keep her interested for long periods of time and I think she will be a bit too old for it soon. So I would definitely recommend this for Peppa fans who are about 3, as I think this is just the right age to get maximum fun from the set!
Looking online I think this may be a bit tricky to get hold of now, although there do seem to be loads on ebay and, as I say I found this in my local charity shop. So I am sure if you are interested you will be able to get your hands on a set!
My granddaughter seems to have everything associated with Peppa Pig from DVD's, books, toys to duvet covers and cushions and loves playing with all the paraphernalia. So when I saw this Feltastic product I just knew she would love it.
Priced at £5.99 from The Works it comes in a clear rectangular plastic wallet measuring 39cm by 34cm and has a plastic but sturdy carrying handle. To open and close the wallet there are two white poppers. Inside there is strong, stiff, unbendable board measuring approximately 37cm by 32 cm covered on one side by blue and green felt. The blue section covers ¾ of the board and obviously represents the sky and the green the grass. And on the other side is a piece of bright yellow card which illustrates all the other products in this range including Dora, Diego and Shaun the Sheep.
Along with the board there are plenty of different Peppa Pig shapes , as well as different ones of all the family. Different objects associated with the different stories including the car, the house etc as well as accessories like clouds, sun, shopping basket, balls and kites are also included.
For anyone who hasn't seen these the idea is to create pictures. As felt clings to felt the pieces grip on the board and each other to make a scene and then they can simply be removed by tipping the board up.
I think this is a fantastic way to create different scenes, especially if linked to the DVD/TV programmes and story books. It gives the child the opportunity to explore different ideas and recall facts.
The board is strong enough to withstand a lot of wear and tear and the carrying case is a useful store for all the different shapes.
So far this product has provided hours of enjoyment and interaction with my granddaughter. Having read a story or watched a TV programme it is easy to suggest different shapes for her to find and stick on the board. She has also realised that clouds and sun go in the blue area while the house and family are mainly on the green area so it is educational too.
As she gets older I am sure she will be able to create her own stories and scenes as it is a product that can be used over and over again.
However, I must admit that I have only used this product while playing with my granddaughter so I have been able to keep an eye on all the different bits. If left to play with it with other children or even on her own I can see that pieces would easily go missing especially in the hands of a toddler. Also, some of the pieces are small so for under threes or if there are younger siblings around care should be taken so that the bits aren't swallowed.
Overall - A great interactive toy that uses imagination and artistic skills.
My daughter is a Peppa Pig fan and was delighted when she got the fuzzy felt set for her birthday.
I had been looking into getting some fuzzy felts but was unsure of whether my two year old would be able to play with them in a good way, or whether she was still too young.
The feltastic set comes with a hard backed board and plenty of different Peppa Pig shapes and accessories felt shapes in all different sizes. There is plenty to be able to create loads of different scenes over and over again without getting bored.
All of this comes packaged in a clear plastic carry case that does up with poppers and has a handle at the top for children to carry around. I thought this was a lovely touch to the design as my daughter is able to get the case when she wants to play and carry them through to the lounge before opening the packet.
The flaw to the design here is that with young children, I could see the carry case being ripped from the sides if the child was too eager to open the case. It's designed in a way that is looks strong, but the edges would weaken very quickly with misuse.
The board itself is fairly large for a two year old to carry about on it's own, and is surprisingly heavy, which is a good thing from a parent view as it shows it's going to last. There is felt in blue that covers over half the board, and a patch of green material that isn't felt which the shapes don't stick to. This is designed to look like the hill that Peppa lives on with the blue being the sky.
The back is covered with clever advertising of other feltastic products. This is a good sly way of hiding the material covering the board as well as serving a double purpose for the manufacturers.
When it comes to playing with the shapes, anyone who has ever had fuzzy felts before will understand how they grip to the background and peel away easily. It's a great way for a reusable picture scene instead of using something like stickers that have limited life.
There are many different shapes including all the pig family, as well as a car, house, kites, balls, clouds, etc.
I usually sit with my daughter to create a scene and suggest different shapes for her to find and stick on the board. This opens up a whole new story telling opportunity and encourages her to pick out different colours and shapes.
The possibilities really are endless with this toy, and I think as the child gets older, their imaginations will take over and they can create their own stories and scenes.
From playing with this toy over and over again, I can see how easy it could be for the felts to get lost, especially in the hands of a young toddler, so for under threes I would suggest supervision, but they felts appear to be made well, and are lasting well against the frustrations of pulling off the board and throwing around. They really won't break or pull apart easily so as long as it's looked after the whole product should last for a few years.
As a parent, I am really pleased with the fuzzy felts. After research I found that they cost around £4.99 which is a bargain price for such an imaginative toy.
Make your own scenes with this 'feltastic' feltboard and story pieces featuring Peppa, Mummy, Daddy, George and loads of other fun imagery. Comes complete with portable carry case.