Qixels is a Fun Crafty Toy for Any Child #TMMGG2015
Qixels arrived here this Fall and it caught my eye because it combines a little flavour of video game characters with hands on crafting. The kids were each grappling for it immediately. I actually had to hold them off on this one because there were many days we didn’t have time to sit and photograph and do this review justice. A couple of weeks ago we finally had a chance to sit and enjoy this cute crafty toy.
I first saw Qixels at a toy show months ago and it seemed to me that it had a Minecraft kind of feel to it. That extends the life of a toy right now in my house because Minecraft is a real favourite of both my girls, and the neighbour’s children and the kid’s friends. In fact, it seems like my kids can’t actually find enough Minecraft inspired or Minecraft flavour kind of toys or crafts out there. So Qixels caught my eye and it peaked their interest.
Qixels is easy to use and reminded me a bit of Beados, which we reviewed here last year for the 2014 gift guide. Beados is the feminine version of Qixels if you ask me. Anyways the colours of the Pixels beads are mostly greens and browns and some light shades. That has potential to appeal to either boys or girls.
We received Pixels Turbo Dryer and also a Warriors package too. The Turbo Dryer is a push button mechanism that you put your creations into after you build them and after you spray with water. There are no batteries required. There’s also no heat, no glue and no real mess either.
We enjoyed this toy by Imagine Dragon.
Qixels comes with stencils so your child can easily duplicate the design of whichever warrior or dragon that they choose to make. Turbo Dryer kit comes with two design trays and four templates. The individual square cubes are not meant for children under four. I would actually extend that age a bit higher on this one if only because the cubes are so tiny that some small hands might not yet be able to manipulate them and that would be frustrating.
We’ve tried beado’s before, but not Qixels. This looks kind of cool!
Robin (Masshole Mommy)
That does sound fun! I betcha my kids would love those.
No heat, no glue and no real mess fabulous – makes it a super toy in my eyes 🙂
Lois Alter Mark
That looks like so much fun! A perfect holiday gift that would keep kids busy for hours!
This looks really neat. I think my niece and nephew would love it .
I always have a craft here to do when my Grandkids visit. I haven’t seen this one yet, but I am going to show it to my Granddaughter and see if she would like to do it.
Heather D. (@GirlGoneMom)
My son’s a bit to young for this. My daughter would like it though.
This is such a fun way to be creative. They really do look like video game pixels! It’s always so fun seeing what kids come up with.
These look so fun, reminds me of something similar I did in my youth. x
This sounds great! I bet my kiddos would enjoy it, they love stuff like this!
This looks like such a fun toy! The kids my daughter babysits would love to get crafty with Qixels.
Qixels looks like a great toy for kids. I bet it is going to be a popular gift this Christmas. I will have to share this with my friends with little ones.
I love toys that make the kids think. I have a niece who would enjoy this game a lot. Thanks for the idea.
This really looks like the perfect gift that will keep a little one occupied for hours. I have a niece that has a birthday coming up and this will be perfect.
Oh my goodness, my kids would have a field day with this. What a great idea for their Christmas gift!
My daughter loves these! She got a set for Christmas last year and has been hooked ever since!
I think I saw a commercial for these and thought they were really cool
They look great and I love that it is something that encourages them to be creative! This would be great to have on hand for my nieces and nephews.