Who doesn’t love Minions! To coincide with the new film there is plenty to keep your little Minions entertained this summer. Here are two of our favourites, which we were sent to review:
Minions Crayola Colour Alive
Now children can see their own Minions come alive right in front of their eyes with Crayola Colour Alive. Simply download the FREE Colour Alive app (from the App Store, Google Play or Crayola.com/ColorAlive). Tap “unlock” and scan the marker on a flat surface to unlock virtual effects.
Then colour any page with the special pens (colours supplied are: yellow, purple, blue, green, red, brown and grey), scan with the app and see the characters come to life off the page. This is a great way to get children colouring – which is great for fine-motor skills, hand-eye co-ordination, attention and calming – and with the
combination of the app is helping them with their technology skills – as well as introducing 2D and 3D.
The Minions Colour Alive booklet contains 16 pages each with a Minion in a different scene, with its own unique elements. Most of the pages also have the ability for parts of the background to come to life too. You can even get in the picture and take a selfie with your Minion! Images can be stored so that creations can be collected and interacted with later on. If colouring in the background be aware if the children colour in too much around the border then the app may not be able to recognise the picture.
Available from leading retailers nationwide RRP £6.99 each pack.
For stockist details visit: www.crayola.co.uk
Crayola are also introducing a number of Minion themed products into the 2015 range including Minions Colour Wonder packs, Minion Colour and sticker book, Minions google eye book (with one eye in the middle that goes through every page to add a 3D element to every drawing), Minion Giant Colouring Pages, plus Minion Inspirational art case (a durable case including 64 crayons 22 short coloured pencils, 40 washable markers and 15 large Minions paper sheets)
Minions Top Trumps
Presented in the iconic Top Trumps box this Minion set is in a yellow box, to compliment the Minions. Through the clear case you can see Kevin, Bob and Stewart holding hands and cheering with glee. Minions Top Trumps consists of 30 themed feature cards, each with their own Minion movie themed mission and characters, in a handy travel case.
You can play Top Trumps online or you can download the app for FREE. Collect a FREE pack and collector’s wristband with 5 barcodes cards from any Top Trumps packs. The cards and plastic case are 100% recyclable.
For those not familiar with Top Trumps there’s a “how to play” card – but basically players are dealt the cards and, looking only at their top cards, someone reads out an item (Cleverness, Bravery, Leadership, Mischievous or Top Trumps Rating) and the person with the highest score for that item wins that round. It is a great game because just when you think you have no chance of winning you can make a spectacular come back and win. This pack of Minions Top Trumps is perfect for any Minion fan, beautifully illustrated, with lots of facts and things to think about (such as the Minion journey – how they have evolved), what will happen next through their travels through the greatest eras in history – serving the ferocious T-Rex, the great Egyptian Pharaoh and the forces of Napolean.
RRP £4.99 Aged 3+
I was sent Minion Top Trumps, Minion Crayola Colour Alive Pack, an inflatable banana, a Minion mask and some banana sweets for purpose of review. All words and opinions are my own.