I love natural toys. My kids have quite a few natural toys and they love them. I was happy when I found out that ImagiPLAY
was going to send me one of their toys for review. I was sent a Color Me Up Natural Dream Lion
. This toy is made of all natural, renewable Basswood and is Earth friendly. The lion is about 5 inches tall and is almost 2 inches thick. There are 5 pieces to the lion and the chuncky pieces make it great for toddlers.
The lion is handcrafted and there aren’t any sharp corners or edges. Everything is rounded off so there is no worry about getting hurt on pointy parts of the puzzle. ImagiPLAY
has an age recommendation for the CMU Lion
at ages 3 years and older. I agree with this recomendaion because the puzzle could be a little frustrating for younger kids in my opinion. This doesn’t change my opinion about the lion because we love it and my son just adores it! When I say it can be difficult to play with is because sometimes you have to put the pieces in a certain way which wasn’t a problem for my son (4 years old) to figure out.
The lion stands on a base and you simply slide the lion’s body on the base at his feet. The mane slides in place where his head would be on the body. If you can see from my pictures, the lion’s face slides out of his mane. He also has a little nose that slides out of his face. I love the details on this lion. He has wiskers cut into his face and I think I said it before but I think this is a really cute puzzle. This puzzle can be put together standing up on it’s base or can be put together with the lion laying down. It may be easier to lie the puzzle down for some kids because it is a little easier to put together that way. The other thing that is great about this puzzle is that you can also use it as a simple craft for kids because you can color the lion with markers or even water color paints! I think this is a really cute idea for kids to show their own creativity. We still have our lion looking natural so far but I’ll probably let my son color him in eventually.
has other great puzzles like these and they are all really cute!
The product was sent to me for free by the company for my use and review. I was not paid to write my review and my opinions are 100% my own.
Buy It: You can find the CMU Natural Dreams Lion on the ImagiPLAY website for 13.99. They also have other natural toys as well. For 30 days, you can use the coupon code integrity10 and receive a 20% discount.
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