Review & giveaway | Unicorn Garden

Unicorn Garden

All of my children love a craft activity that lasts – something that can be played with or added to after the initial make. You might have heard of the popular Fairy Gardens, which definitely seem to fit this bill – and now there is a new addition to the range. We were sent a Unicorn Garden to try out. 

The idea is pretty simple. You are provided with a box including almost everything you need. You start with the shallow dish as the garden base – this does need to be filled with soil or compost before you get started, so make sure you have some to hand. 

Unicorn Garden

There is a really handy step by step booklet which guides you through each step. Some parts do need a grown up to help, such as tying off the bunting and assembling the bucket on the well, but most of the steps can be left to the children. Of course, although there is a guide as to how to create the garden, the end result is up to you, so don’t be afraid to change things around a little if you want to!

Once all the main components are in the garden (wishing well, arbour, bunting, mushroom and rainbow path), you need to sprinkle the grass seed over the soil and gently water in. Over the next few days/weeks, this will grow into a grassy base for your unicorn garden. 

Unicorn Garden

Once the garden was set up, we added the mouse, unicorn and fairy to the scene. The mouse is shown as sitting on the mushroom, but we found he didn’t balance well, so we secured him with some blu-tack. Belle the Fairy can sit on the Unicorn or on the edge of the wishing well. The final touch is to sprinkle some of the magic fairy dust over the whole garden – this helps the grass to grow, and Max thought it might make Belle and the Unicorn come alive after dark. 

Unicorn Garden

We haven’t had great weather so far this week (snow and wind not being the perfect unicorn garden conditions), so our grass hasn’t started to grow yet, but the children are really enjoying ‘grass watch’ and go out every day to see how the garden is coming along. Sometimes Belle and the mouse move around, so each time they come out the scene is slightly different 😉

Unicorn Garden

The Unicorn Garden is a lovely family craft activity, with play that can be developed or extended. If you fancy winning a set to try out yourself, then enter my giveaway below – good luck!

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Terms and conditions. Giveaway is open to UK residents, and ends on 15/04/2018. Winner will be randomly selected from all correctly completed entries and contacted by email. Winner should claim their prize within 10 days or it may be redrawn. Prize supplied directly from Interplay UK.

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125 Comments

  1. donna l jones
    April 12, 2018 / 9:43 pm

    we love baking

  2. Tara Clover
    April 13, 2018 / 1:03 am

    Ruby loves to make buildings out of cardboard boxes and masking tape. In the conservatory we have a bakery, factory, cinema and circus. String, paperclips and all sorts get a new identity in her creations.

  3. Susan B
    April 13, 2018 / 9:12 am

    Other than painting, the children love to collect bits and pieces on walks such as leaves and feathers and stick them on art paper. I guess that is collage.

  4. Kim Neville
    April 13, 2018 / 9:15 am

    Making our own birthday and thank you cards for people

  5. Amanda Gregory
    April 13, 2018 / 12:16 pm

    We like making jewellery together.

  6. becci cleary
    April 13, 2018 / 6:20 pm

    Painting. It gets fab and messy and the kids love it

  7. Stevie
    April 14, 2018 / 10:15 am

    I like match craft.

  8. Emma Middleton
    April 14, 2018 / 11:12 am

    Making homemade cards for special occassions, i feel they are more personal than shop bought cards

  9. Carol Boffey
    April 14, 2018 / 1:34 pm

    i love homemade cards

  10. Andrea Lloyd
    April 14, 2018 / 2:11 pm

    Making cards for all occasions with the children

  11. jo liddement
    April 14, 2018 / 3:17 pm

    We love making greeting cards and gift tags together.

  12. Kim M
    April 14, 2018 / 5:22 pm

    We used to like the Hama Beads – although there was uproar if I left them under the iron too long ! x

  13. Laura Pritchard
    April 14, 2018 / 6:07 pm

    We love colouring in & building models.

  14. Anthea Holloway
    April 14, 2018 / 7:07 pm

    I love knitting with my granddaughter who is now really getting into it and she knitted a lovely scarf all by herself.

  15. Carla Carthy
    April 14, 2018 / 8:27 pm

    we like playing with slime

  16. Jeanette Leighton
    April 14, 2018 / 9:24 pm

    Colouring and drawing my daughter Sheriah loves

  17. Amy Denney
    April 14, 2018 / 9:34 pm

    Our favourite family craft activity is making cards, Birthday card/Easter card/ xmas card and so on 🙂

  18. paula cheadle
    April 14, 2018 / 11:20 pm

    making birthday cards and doing pictures/posters to put up on the wall

  19. Emma Whittaker
    April 15, 2018 / 12:03 am

    We love colouring 🙂

  20. Adrian Bold
    April 15, 2018 / 12:15 am

    We love painting and card making. Thanks for the competition.

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