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Collectible Craft Kits: Sneak Artz colourable sneakers

We were sent a selection of Sneak Artz collectible colourable sneakers for review. All images and opinions are our own.

All kids love a collectible, so these new Sneak Artz collectible colourable sneakers are bound to be popular. Each of these easy craft kits comes with everything you need to colour and customise your own little sneakers. There are 24 different white sneakers to collect and personalise. Each little shoe box comes with an assortment of washable pens, stickers and charms to make your sneakers shine.

Collectible Craft Kits: Sneak Artz colourable sneakers

Lockdown is hard and really quite boring. We’ve been soldiering on with home learning, but it’s a bit of a slog and at times quite joyless; so I’ve been trying to set up fun, creative activities to do to break up the day and allow us all to decompress a bit. Sneak Artz seemed like just the thing to break up our long lockdown days.

Collectible Craft Kits: Sneak Artz colourable sneakers

Each little shoe box comes with washable pens and stickers, as well as a clip so you can attach it to your bag if you want to show it off. If you get bored of how you’ve decorated it and want a change, you can wash the sneaker in water and it’s ready to be coloured in all over again.

The sneakers are made from a kind of flocked plastic. To clean the sneaker, I popped it in some warm water and started rubbing at the coloured parts with my finger. Because I’m impatient, I speeded up the process with a scrubbing brush; but I think if you can’t be bothered, you could throw them in the washing machine and they’d come up clean again.

Collectible Craft Kits: Sneak Artz colourable sneakers

The little sneakers come in 24 different designs; though they are essentially blind bags, so you don’t know which one you’re getting.

The boy and I had a lovely afternoon sat at the table colouring these in. We unpacked a few of the kits, each one contains three washable pens, so we shared ours between us. We chatted about what colours we were going to use and if we wanted to do a theme. I said I thought pink and purple spots would be good, so that’s what I did. He wanted a water theme, so stuck with blue and black colours. He coloured some bits in and did dots on others, which was quite effective.

Sneak Artz colourable sneakers

The Sneak Artz kits come in two different forms. There’s the Bumper Fun Set which includes; 2 Sneakers, 5 charms, 2 stickers sheet, 2 keychains, 5 washable pen, 1 glitter pen, 1 four dots pen, 1 exclusive spray can and 4 stencils. The smaller Sneak Artz Shoe Box contains; 1 Sneaker, 3 charms, 1 stickers sheet, 1 keychain and 3 washable pens. Both are suitable for ages 5+.

These Sneak Artz craft kits are available from a wide range of retailers including Smyths Toys Superstores. The individual shoe boxes cost around £9.99 and the bumper kit which contains two sneakers and even more accessories; that costs £19.99.

Sneak Artz colourable sneakers

They are a lovely fun craft to do. We are very into little art projects at the moment, something to switch your brain off from all the stresses of lockdown, and these really fit the bill. You can wash and wash them again, so they are good for the long term, as long as you only use washable pens on them!

Visit sneakartzhub.co.uk and design your own Sneak Artz Sneaker to be in with a chance to win 1 of 3 £50 Smyths Toys Superstores Vouchers!

My Miniature Fashionista

I am I confess not much of a fashionista. I favour the ageing indie kid look, so I’m all comfy jeggings, checked shirts, a selection of flattering t-shirts and a pair or two of trusty Converse or Vans (depending on my mood). It’s a look I’m really comfortable with and I think it probably suits my laid back personality. Hubs is similarly relaxed, he wears jeans and a casual shirt to work and at home too. It’s his look and he’s very comfortable with it.

It’s funny how you can look at a child, see what kind of clothes he or she is wearing and immediately figure out who their parent is. The small boy most definitely has our style. At home he chooses to hang out dressed like I do, in cosy pyjamas or maybe some jogging bottoms and a t-shirt. When he’s off out with his Dad they (I’m told accidentally) dress almost identically; jeans, checked shirts and a pair of funky Vans. He is definitely a mini me of his father. They even have the same walk.

The small boy is four years old now and he’s starting to form an opinion about what he does and doesn’t want to wear. Obviously anything with Thomas the Tank Engine on it, or a superhero or two, he will wear and wear until it falls off him. He doesn’t like certain colours or materials, which is fine, I can’t wear any man-made fibre so I can see where he’s coming from.

vans

He’s suddenly become really interested in shoes (can’t think where he gets that from *ahem*), he is fascinated with Vans, I think it’s because they come in a range of really cool patterns and colours with characters on that he recognises. I have a few pairs myself so I think he developed shoe envy from there. They can be expensive, so I try and search out a more budget friendly pair when we see something we like, I like Skatehut for Vans, they’re a good deal cheaper than where I’ve seen Vans elsewhere and I sometimes accidentally slip a pair for me in my online basket (what, don’t look at me like that).

I like that he’s developing his own style, I like that he already has strong opinions about what he does and doesn’t want to wear and I don’t mind indulging his love of colourful clothes and shoes, now he wears a school uniform it’s nice to see him wearing something bright and cheery looking.