Product Type: Spinmaster Art / Craft
Newest Review: ... first thought it was great. It did exactly what it said and she was able to make a little petshop with the equipment that was supplied. H... more
moon sand? more like rubbish sand :(
Spinmaster Moon Sand Pet Shop
Member Name: clairemarks
Spinmaster Moon Sand Pet Shop
Advantages: nice and colourful
After seeing an advert for moon sand my daughter had to have some. I decided to wait until her birthday and then get her a large set as I found that they were rather expensive. I managed to get her a large castle one that I found in the entertainer for half price for £10 which I was really happy with so I bought her a load of extra sand in different colours at £5 each as well as other bits and bobs. I was very exited and could not wait to see her little face when she opened her presents.
It was her birthday party yesterday and she had a wonderful time. She received loads of presents. We waited until we got home until she opened them. My sister in law's present was opened first. I was so disappointed to find that she had bought her a moon sand set. I wanted to surprise my daughter with her moon sand that I had bought her but with opening this present and seeing her excitement I knew she would not be that bothered now as she would have already had some. The play set was the moon sand pet shop. I already know that these are £10 after looking for moon sand in the past. My daughter was over the moon (haha) she opened it straight away.
Inside the set contained two small bags of sand, a play mat, a little spade and 3 molds ( one of a little girl the other of a dog and cat) I was disappointed to find that the set did not contain any little containers to put the sand after it had been opened and we would have no resort to using food bags.
The aim to moon sand is that is like play dough but its sand and it never dries out. This is what attracted me to this product in the first place. My daughter has always played with play dough and this sounded ideal. Moon sand comes in loads of different bright colours and even glitter onces can be purchased.
I let my daughter use the dining room table to play with her moon sand as it was wet outdoors. I put a sheet down and she started to play. The moon sand got everywhere. It was all over the carpet, all over her clothes. I could not believe how messy this product was. My first impressions were bad. We both tried to make the molds but the sand would just not stick together and the characters just crumbled as soon as we took them from their molds. There was no way that the sand would stay in place.
I am quite angry and upset to be honest as my daughter has so looked forward to receiving this product and I have already purchased a lot of moon sand to have on her actual birthday and I already know its rubbish. Its not a case of sending it back to get a refund either as the place I got it from was miles away and would mean me traveling. The set I did buy does have a storage solution though so at least thats better than this one. I might just add a little water to the moon sand we have and see how that goes.
Avoid this product
Summary: do not buy this
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