Mr Colour Maker

We were asked to review Mr Colour Maker by Tomy. It is the first product of its kind that teaches children the names of colours, and how to mix colours, through interactive play with no mess. It is aimed for two-year olds so is the perfect age for Baba.When the toy first arrived Mr L and I both loved the packaging, it was really bright and showed you exactly what was in the box and what it did. The age range was clear and it was very appealing.

This toy has 3 modes, play, learn and sing, over 50 phrases and helps children understand colours and colour mixing. It is easy to change the mode, just by putting the lid down on the paint pot, if you hold one of the three primary colour pots over Mr Colour Maker the mixing pot lights up with the colour. You can also stir two colours together with the paint brush.

Now I love this toy I think the idea behind it is great, and I do think it has helped with Baba’s colours. However there are always pros and cons for toys.

Baba has found some aspects of it very difficult to understand, he does not like it when you have to tip the colours out. He gets very upset about this, and I am not sure whether he thinks that is the end of the game. He doesn’t like that. When you are given more than one colour sometimes you can’t understand what the pot is saying, but otherwise it is fine. It isn’t too loud and isn’t too quiet which is great.

The biggest problem is the lid and handle keep falling off. Now this is annoying especially as the lid changes the mode. So as you put the lid back on it comes back to life! That is the only real problem though.

Apart from that it is a great toy, and Baba does love it. It is light and easy for him to move, none of the parts are too small for his hands or mouth, and he can have a quick play or a long play depending on what he wants to do and how many modes he plays with. I think once he has got more understanding about his colours he will truly love this toy. I would recommend this toy to other mums as a toy I would buy and one that I liked.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Emma
    Aug 10, 2010 @ 21:45:07

    Sounds like an awesome toy although I can understand how it would be confusing! May have to buy this as a present for a friend!! x


    • andthenallithoughtaboutwasyou
      Aug 10, 2010 @ 21:51:32

      It is a great toy and today when he was at my mums, he was saying the correct names for the colours blue and red, which I think the toy has really helped with. I would recommend it to anyone who was thinking of buying a toy that was original and fun for children to learn with xx


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