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Skinny Sketchers review & giveaway

Last month I told you the exciting news about the Inventors Workshop which is being held on September 22nd. And today I want to talk about the Skinny Sketcher which has been invented by Gillian Logan, one of the speakers at the workshop. I received two free Skinny Sketcher drawing kits to review, which have now been road-tested by the boys.

Skinny Sketcher drawing kits

Son1 opted for London Flavour whilst son2 chose The Fast and The Curious.

Each kit contains 6 drawing designs and sheets of tracing paper, plus a propelling pencil in a visually attractive container which looks like a takeaway coffee cup. I can imagine these standing out on the shop shelf.

Son1 chose to draw the London Eye from his kit.

Skinny Sketchers drawing

Skinny Sketchers drawing

Meanwhile son2 did all the drawings in his kit in about the same time as son1 spent on one drawing, although not nearly as carefully. However they both enjoyed doing their drawings and I was pleased to see them absorbed in what they were doing rather than their usual request for more screen time.

Skinny Sketchers Drawing

Skinny Sketchers Drawing

Skinny Sketchers Drawing

The designs are built up step-by-step, a great way to help you learn to draw freehand. There are six kits in the range. The other four are Architecture, Butterflies & Blossoms, Capture The Castle and Dinosaurs.

These kits currently retail on Amazon for £6.99 each compared to an RRP of £7.99, excellent value in my opinion. They would make great stocking fillers or use them for party bags. I always try to avoid the standard party bag fare and usually opt for books, so these would be nice instead.

Gillian Logan with Skinny Sketcher

Mumpreneur, Gillian Logan, inventor of Skinny Sketcher

And I’m hosting a rafflecopter competition to giveaway the full range of Skinny Sketcher drawing kits to two lucky winners. That is 6 kits each, so loads of fun.

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a Rafflecopter giveaway – Please click on the link to enter.

And you may see my other giveaways here.

I’d love to hear what you would like to draw.

And don’t forget that my blog special offer of £99 for the Inventors Workshop is still valid. Just call Georgia on 01992 535646 and quote the code Charlie99 to book your discounted ticket.

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Disclosure. This post is a review of a product I was sent for free. All opinions are my own.

What would you invent?

Do you have a creative germ of an idea buzzing around in your head waiting to be set free? Do you watch Dragons Den thinking my idea is as good as theirs? I believe most of us have an invention inside us waiting to be made, but whether it will happen is another question.

My children spend hours drawing characters and cutting them out, then playing games with them. And I can remember doing the same as a child myself. This is probably similar to the first step from those people who went on to invent all our favourite top-selling board games.

Son1's Total Wipeout Game

Son1’s Total Wipeout Game

But there are so any things to consider, like funding, marketing and pitch. So for those of you who have a great idea for a toy or game, but can’t visualise how to get it onto the toyshop shelves, then let me tell you about the Inventors Workshop.

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This is being held on 22nd September at Whittlebury Hall in Northamptonshire. It helps anyone with an idea for a new toy or game to get the advice they need from the big toy companies like Lego and Hasbro to make their idea a success. The price for the workshop is £129 for the day including lunch and refreshments, but I have a special offer for my readers of £99.

Just call Georgia on 01992 535646 and quote the code Charlie99 to book your discounted ticket.

Last year a mumpreneur called Gillian Logan got her idea signed up on the spot and is now selling her Skinny Sketcher drawing kit on Amazon and in gift shops all over the country.

Gillian Logan with Skinny Sketcher

Mumpreneur, Gillian Logan, inventor of Skinny Sketcher

So i’d love to hear about your invention ideas. And watch out for a Skinny Sketcher giveaway next month!

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Disclosure.  I will be receiving a Skinny Sketcher to review shortly.  All opinions are my own.