I got Myla as even though she’s made for kids ages 4 and up, I thought it looked really cool!
Requires 4 AA and 2 AAA batteries. Batteries included for demo purposes only, new batteries recommended for regular use.
Myla uses color recognition technology for multiple, brush onto one of the 16 colors in the pallet, then touch the brush to the part of Myla you want to light up with that color. It’s magical to watch— even my mum and sister wanted to give it a try. (A tip: When selecting a color, be sure the entire top — the sensor —is flat against the pallet and within one color.)
Myla has five modes, which you can rotate through by pressing the gem on Myla’s necklace. In all five modes, Myla’s head moves, her eyes blink, and she interacts with fun phrases and sounds.
Four of the modes focus on color. “Magical makeup” mode is basically free play where you can get creative while doing Myla’s makeup. Things get a bit more educational in “magical color creation,” which encourages kids to select two colors and see what new color they create. In “amazing makeup powder” mode, Myla will instruct you which feature she wants to be colored, and it’s a race against the clock to apply makeup. “Lucky color” is the simplest mode: Press Myla’s back sensor, and she’ll tell them their lucky color (like a rainbow Magic 8 Ball).
Things get musical for the fifth and final play mode, called “showtime.” The magic doesn’t stop with Myla’s makeup brush — she also comes with an interactive microphone. When Myla’s in showtime mode, kids can hold the microphone below her mouth to hear her sing a catchy, original tune. Pull the microphone away and the music keeps playing, but Myla’s singing stops so we can duet.
In addition to her interactive elements, Myla has plenty of tactile play features. You can practice plating her mane (which is conveniently made up of three strands, each with a different texture and color), brush her tail, and put a crown on her horn. She also comes with fun accessories to share, including colorful hair clips and bows.
With this Fairy Garden playset you can create a magical home and garden for the fairies, the mouse and the Unicorn to live in.
The set comes with everything you need to create the garden, including grass seeds and purple cress. The only thing you will need to purchase is the compost, luckily we already had some but compost can easily be bought at a garden centre or even your local supermarket.
Mum had a quick look through the instruction booklet so I knew what we needed to do, and the first thing we needed to do was add compost to the the fairy garden bowl so mum went and fetched the compost bag and we both added the soil into the bowl together, patting and smoothing it down with my own garden trowel.
Then we added some of the coloured pebbles that came with it and sewed the seeds.
We had to build the bridge and put the seat in the little cute caravan and put stickers on the string to make the pretty bunting.
The grass and cress grows really quick but you have to keep it watered and it might be best to put outside because our soil went mouldy so we had to start again and used our own seeds, it’s nice for playing with it’s pretty and it teaches you about gardening so I liked it a lot.
PRODUCT: My Fairy Garden Unicorn Garden
PLACE TO BUY: Amazon
RECOMMEDED AGE: 4 years and up w/ adult supervision (Manufacturer recommends 18months and up)
NUMBER OF PIECES: 8
DIMENSIONS: 12.5 inches (H) x 6.0 inches (W) x 16.0 inches (D)
It is exactly what it says it is, it is a giant version of the original Poopsie Slime Surprise toys. The toy comes in a big box that you cannot see inside of so what unicorn you get is a surprise. Inside you will find your giant unicorn toy, packets of unicorn magic, unicorn food, unicorn sparkle, unicorn shimmer, a bottle, a toilet, underwear, a hair brush, measuring cup, storage key chain, a spoon and a cleaning toy.
The object is to you feed your unicorn a mix of the shimmer, sparkle, food and water. You then give your unicorn an upside down shake, place it on the toilet, and press the heart button on its tummy until it poops out glittery, sparkly slime into the toilet! Haha my mummy hated it because it’s about poo!
After your unicorn poops you clean her all up and then brush and do her beautiful hair. The toy comes with enough packets to this a few times.
The package on the outside is beautiful, its colorful and has rainbows just like any unicorn toy should. It comes with a handle on top also to make carrying around the fairly large case easier.
Once you get it unwrapped it basically looks like a big white capsule. Opening it up requires unlatching three tight clips that hold it together, and is probably too difficult for a lot of little ones to open on their own. Once you can get the clips to release however it opens pretty easily.
Feeding the Unicorn
This process takes a while, but is not too difficult and is actually a lot of fun. First thing you need to do is adjust the setting on the back of the unicorn to the feeding position.
The feeding begins with the appetizer, a fresh batch of unicorn shimmer. You simply empty the packet of unicorn shimmer in the bowl and feed it to your unicorn using the provided spoon. Make sure the spoon goes all the way into the mouth and then turn the spoon a full circle to ensure the unicorn shimmer gets to it belly.
After the appetizer your unicorn will be very thirsty so fill your measuring cup with water up to the lowest line on the cup which is 5 mL. You “can” use the spoon like the directions say to give your unicorn the water but we found this to be difficult and too time consuming so we carefully poured into the mouth straight from the cup.
Now for the main course…some homemade unicorn food. To begin you will want to unscrew the lid to the provided bottle. Pour a full packet of the unicorn food into the bottle, followed by 25 mL of water which is the top line on your measuring cup. Screw the lid back on, place your finger over the straw to prevent spillage, and begin shaking the cup to mix the food and water together. Between this step and the next 5 steps, the directions recommend not allowing more than 2 minutes to pass. Now you place the straw in the unicorn’s mouth and squeeze the bottle and all contents have been emptied from the bottle.
By now you have fed your unicorn and it likely has a very full belly, so its time to poop, and by poop we mean make glittery slime. First thing you are going to want to do is switch the dial on the unicorn’s back to the rocking position. Then you will need to turn your unicorn upside down and rock it back and forth for 15 seconds.
Now the next two things you need to do are place the bowl in the toilet and remove the unicorn’s underwear Next you need to move the unicorn’s legs outwards and place it on the toilet seat. Then you simply press the heart button on its tummy and wait for the magical poopy slime to appear in the toilet bowl.
Our big mistake was being too excited and trying to play with the slime immediately…do not do this, it is just a sticky mess at this point. Follow the directions and allow it to set for 10-15 minutes in the bowl, if there is excess water mix it with the spoon.
Open a pack of unicorn magic and use half of it, as well as a little of the unicorn sparkle packet. Just a heads up you only have one packet of unicorn, so do not use all of it or you will not have anymore for future batches. After these are added mix it up with your hands until you are happy with how it looks and feels. Your key chain opens up at the bottom and can be used to store your slime, I mean poop of course.
To clean up just add more water into the unicron’s body, shake it up and push the heart as you would if it was pooping. To get any of the stubborn slime out, you can access the receptacle in the back of the unicorn and clean with the tool.
We had an absolute blast doing this together as a family. It was not too difficult or too difficult, but once we had done it once I didn’t really play with the slime much after I use her as a doll now.
PRODUCT: Giant Poopsie Surprise Unicorn
PLACE TO BUY: Argos or Smiths Toy Superstore
RECOMMEDED AGE: 4 years and up w/ adult supervision (Manufacturer recommends 6 and up)
NUMBER OF PIECES: 17
DIMENSIONS: 12.5 inches (H) x 6.0 inches (W) x 16.0 inches (D)