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ELC Magic Maize

(15 Posts)
SoupDragon Mon 04-Apr-05 15:44:28

Don't buy it. It's cr*p, it's not as easy as the box implies to make the models and the dye stains fingers. Why on earth use a water soluble dye on somehting you're going to be dipping in water??

ButtonMoon Mon 04-Apr-05 15:45:52

Here here!! And it disintergrates if too much water is put on it.

Demented Mon 04-Apr-05 15:46:54

Is that the stuff that looks like pastel coloured Wotsits?

Blossomhill Mon 04-Apr-05 15:47:25

Yes I would agree. They don't stick either. Yet anotehr waste of money!

anorak Mon 04-Apr-05 15:47:48

I've just 'accidentally' dropped my son's set in the bin, and now he has come home with a load of pics made with it at his childminder's because she wanted it out of the house too

SoupDragon Mon 04-Apr-05 15:49:03

That's the stuff.

I would consider myself fairly talented in the craft department and even my cow looks nothing like the one on the box.

ladymuck Mon 04-Apr-05 15:53:50

Ah, I'd bought this stuff for supernanny to use, and now understand why it was put on top of the fridge out of the way...

Gobbledigook Mon 04-Apr-05 15:56:07

Oh, ds1 and ds2 quite like it!

sandyballs Mon 04-Apr-05 15:57:56

Glad i'm not the only one who thinks it's absolute pants. My two got tons of it for their birthday and our carpet is stained by it.

ambrosia Mon 04-Apr-05 16:06:02

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

SoupDragon Mon 04-Apr-05 16:11:11

I think it's probably good fun if you don't try to follow the instructions and just let the children do what they like.

What reall annoys me is that the dye doesn't completely wash off your hands in one easy go. It certainly comes of the s*dding maize easily enough.

Demented Mon 04-Apr-05 20:04:58

Will avoid, have looked at it wistfully in ELC on a number of occasions, glad I didn't succumb!

cod Mon 04-Apr-05 20:18:32

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nutcracker Mon 04-Apr-05 20:22:17

I agree it is absolutly awful. Dd1 got brought a box of it by a friend who works in ELC.

It stained the table, the floor, everyones fingers and didn't stick like it said it would. We just eneded up with a big soggy mess.

Hulababy Mon 04-Apr-05 20:52:25

Eeek...just bought a big bag of this, with some picture cards and a water/sponge for a friend's 5yo DD's birthday. She loves anything crafty - ooops, hope it is okay now!

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