Tuesday 2 October 2012

HABA Moo & Baa Tack Zap Review

I don't know about you but when I think of Arts and Crafts, glue, paint, glitter and mess spring to mind. You have to put a old sheet down to protect the table or floor, an apron for the kiddies and even one for yourself, and prepare yourself for some messy sticky fun, but wait.. When I was given the opportunity to review a Arts and Crafts set from HABA I took up the opportunity as me and Spud love Arts & Crafts as you may be able to tell from some of our previous post.

Let me introduce you to a whole different meaning of Arts and Crafts, we was sent The Moo & Baa Tack Zap from HABA last week, as usual Spud couldn't wait to try out the great set he had been sent. (The picture below is a different box from the one we got sent, and is in German writing, I have just took this from the press release to show you.)

Inside the box we fount a instruction manual, 45 wooden shapes ranging from animals, people, vehicles, nature and plants, a bag of metal tack nails, a wooden hammer and a cork board.

Each wooden shape has a small hole in the centre, ready for the metal tack to be inserted so children can hammer it down onto the cork board. We didn't really need instructions, just from looking at the objects and the picture we could figure out what we needed to do. Spud picked his first wooden piece he wanted to hammer down onto the cork board, placed the wooden piece onto the board and inserted a tack into the centre hole, he then tapped down the tack with the hammer.

Although the set comes with a hammer and metal tacks, I was very comfortable with letting Spud play with the set by himself, the tacks are small, not very sharp at all and the hammer in my opinion is harmless, although any object being held, swung and thrown about could be a danger, I would advise children to not walk around with the hammer or any tack nails in their hand. 

 Here is the little wooden hammer that comes with the Moo & Baa Tack Zap

As you can see in the background of the picture above, the cork board is filled with loads of different wooden objects. The picture below is Spud's first ever attempt at making a picture scene. The objective of this set is to help with children's hand and eye co-ordination and for young artist to use their imagination to make a picture out of the wooden shapes.

The great thing about this Arts & Crafts set is not only the fact that it is tidy, no aprons are needed, no paint/glue/glitter will be over your child's hands/face/body or on your table or floor, its reusable, so your child/children can play with the set over and over again, creating hours of fun. By simply using the other end of the hammer, the wooden shape is pulled up, you can then remove the nail from the selected piece and create a whole new picture or clear the cork board ready for play next time.

Here is a photo of Spud with a  'picture' he created, since the day we received the product, I have not gone a day without seeing this out on the floor. Spud loves the fact he doesn't have to wait for Mummy to be free and he loves the fact he is doing Arts & Crafts, only without the mess!

There is also another two products available from the Tack Zap range and that is The Geo Shape Tack Zap set and Springtime Butterflies Tack Zap.

The Moo & Baa Tack Zap retails at £14.99 and is available from Haba online.

For more information on HABA UK and all their great products check out the official HABA website.

Disclosure - I was sent this product on the basis to review it, I have not received a payment for reviewing this product but instead was compensated as I was aloud to keep the product. All comments and views are of my own/Spud's or have been taken from the official press release in regards to this product unless other wise stated and was not influenced in any way shape or form.


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