The Expert Lists: Sara Smale
Here are her top picks to keep her 4-year-old Martha engaged and entertained, while little sister Edie keeps a close eye on things...
“Martha really enjoyed making jewellery with this kit. You could also paint penne pasta with paint and glitter and make your own.”
Air dry clay £6.00, DAS, Amazon
“Great to use to make gifts for family members, we made pinch pots to send in the post. Supervision needed!”
Crayola paints £4.99, Crayola
“Great for painting and craft projects. We’ve used them for painting pictures and decorating our pinch pots.”
Aquadoodle £20.99, Aquadoodle
“This has been good for when I can’t handle the mess paints and pens make!”
Blackboard £20.99, TOP-Pindu, Amazon
“We had a similar version up on our wall, but now I have put some on the girl's table so they can scribble away while waiting for their meals.”
Shop role play £20.00, Casdon
"I displayed pretend supermarket products on decorated upcycled packaging. Martha really enjoyed using the till that I got to go with her shop and a great way to practice her numbers!"
Table & chairs £22.00, Ikea
"This table and chair set has been brilliant, I added the black board to the table surface before I assembled it and painted the woodwork to match our wall."