I’m sure it won’t come as a surprise to regular readers when I say that we are Barbie mad. So when we were asked to review the new Colour Me Cute set, of course we jumped at the chance!
This great little set comes complete with Barbie, her puppy and the vanity stand with a basin making it really good value at £23.99. Using water you can create your very own colour changing transformation for Barbie and her puppy.
The puppy has a little seat on the vanity stand and using the special wand you can paint it with water to see it change colour before your eyes. The puppy goes from white to bright turquoise, pink and purple using cold/warm water and of course back again. You can paint the puppy completely or just in parts, it’s up to you! I have to say that some colour changing toys don’t always work quite as well as they could but this is definitely not the case here. The change in colour on the puppy is really fast and really dramatic. We are talking from white to rainbow bright in the stroke of the wand – it’s amazing! I have to confess that my daughter also took great delight in just dunking the poor puppy straight into the basin too because she loved how instant the colour change was!
Not only does the cute puppy change colour, even Barbie’s top does too. Using the wand and the magic of only cold/warm water, you can create your own designs on the white top and watch it change colour instantly. You can make patterns or colour the whole thing to reveal the colours underneath. Then when it dries, the design disappears and goes back to being plain white. I love that you can change the design over and over again just by simply waiting for it to dry just at room temperature. Such a clever idea!
We absolutely love this Colour Me Cute set. It would be good as a stand alone toy or a great addition to any Barbie collection. I love that the set comes with the vanity table as it makes it so much easier to paint the puppy while it sits happily on there. There’s even a little hook to store the wand when you are finished playing. I must add too that we found that a little water went a long way so while it might be seen as ‘messy play’ it isn’t actually messy at all if that makes sense. We have had hours and hours of play with this already, it has been such a huge hit with my daughter!
For more fun activities to print, create and colour in, you can visit Barbie.co.uk
Disclaimer: For the purpose of this review we were very kindly sent this Mattel Barbie Colour Me Cute play set free of charge but all opinions are our own