We were asked to review Water Magic by GALT for Izziwizzi Kids. It retails for around £6-£7.
Water magic is an A5 sized spiral-bound book of 6 reusable pictures on thick board to colour with the water pen. All you need to do is fill the pen with water and use it to reveal the hidden pictures.
Now, I don’t know about you, but I am always a little edgy whenever there may be a mess involved with an activity. Don’t get me wrong… I love making a mess – I just don’t relish the thought of clearing it up!!! Water Magic looked to be a product which would get round this problem….
We got the farm picture book which contained 6 farm based picture scenes. Initially all that is visable is a black outline of some farm animals on each page – but once washed over with water using the water pen, the magic began to work and the pictures magically appeared!
The pen was easy to fill with water, and we even managed to get it out leaving the plastic moulding intact meaning we could replace the pen time and time again without it getting lost. It was easy to use… but the boys did have to get used to the idea that they didn’t need to squeeze ALL the water out at once! A little did go a long way – which would make this an ideal activity for travelling. Having said that, if all the water did get squeezed out, it is only water… so no mess and no fuss!
I was a little concerned about the warping of the card when wet as it did bend out of shape… but once fully dry the warping vanished and the book looked as good as new ready to use over and over again! Once the pages had dried, they lost all their colour again too, ready for the magic to work again!
So, what did we make of GALT’s Water Magic???
Me and the boys give Water Magic a huge ‘Thumbs up!’ – a fantastic product, ideal for travelling or for a ‘less messy’ colouring session!
Check out my review on izziwizzikids.co.uk too… just click here!
I was sent this item free of charge for the purposes of this review, however I received no financial reward for this post and any views expressed are my own and are honest and accurate.