This week we have been testing Science Based toys By Project Mc2 and having the best time experimenting with liquids, smells and textures. In today’s post, My Daughter Olivia is sharing her thoughts on the newly launched perfume maker suitable for ages 6 and above.
The packaging was easy to open and Olivia needed help assembling her new perfume maker but I would say any child age 8 years and above could easily assemble this science kit. Two scents come included in the kit and they are lavender oil and poppy oil. Simply add water and you have produced a cruelty-free perfume. No nasties and gentle to use on a young child’s skin. The scents smell lovely and not at all overbearing. The scent bottles are non-spill and Olivia had trouble squeezing out the liquid with her small hands. I was relatively happy about this as I knew the liquid would not be spilt or go to waste.
We used our imaginations and decided to add some colour to our newly designed scents. We added food colouring, at first using red food colouring with water and poppy oil. We popped our mixture into the lotion bottles and Olivia pumped the potion effortlessly which pushed the coloured water through twisted tubes. She said she felt like a real scientist at work!
There is a space for all of your testing equipment, three perfume bottles with spray heads and two squeeze tubes which means you can transfer your liquids easily. Tools like this really add to the fun and encourage fine motor skills and role play. We mixed blue food colouring, water and violet liquid next. The smell was just right and not at all overpowering like some scents. And finally we did not let the rest of our mixtures go to waste and my scientist Olivia mixed the two colours to make her own designer perfume. She named it purple paradise.
Olivia was aware which ingredients had gone into the making of her perfume and commented that she was really pleased because the lotion was natural and cruelty-free.
The Project Mc2 perfume maker is available from most toy retailers from £34.99
We really enjoyed making our own perfume for the first time and it has encouraged and inspired Olivia to learn more about the products that are used in her cosmetics.
Check out our youtube video and see the perfume maker in action!
*Thank you Project Mc2 for collaborating with My Model mummy BLOG. All photographs and opinions are our own*