Eggnogg.co.uk create products that allow children to have fun and fuel their imagination. The brand is the inspiration of former TV graphic designer, Kate Edmunds, who became a full-time illustrator after the birth of her children. Greatly influenced by Tim Burton, Kate has always loved writing and illustrating her own children’s stories, conjuring up weird and wonderful characters. Her love of textiles is a bit of an obsession which she also incorporates into her designs.
Eggnogg.co.uk has grown from developing a range of greeting cards to keeping little people busy with a unique range of colour-in products. The products have a no-nonsense attitude that both children and adults adore. The bold designs allow for scribbles to find their way between the lines, helping challenge the senses through colour, texture and humour.
When I was first asked to review some Eggnogg products I had a bit of a mixed reaction, my kids love to colour and be creative but how can paper products hold up to the rigour of a child’s play?
We received four products from the Eggnogg range:
Knights and Maidens Tablecloth
Girls Rule Colour in Poster
Boys Rule Colour in Poster
These posters retail at £4.99 for the two and I have to admit I think that’s overpriced. Don’t misunderstand me, my kids loved colouring in these posters and it kept them creatively occupied for quite a long time, however the price just seems too high. I have probably been influenced by the large quantity of free posters we have picked up from shopping centres, banks, national trust properties etc this summer. From free to nearly five pounds is a big leap. Each poster is just slightly larger than a3 size.
On a positive note they definitely keep children occupied and happy for quite sometime and the end result is worthy of displaying on their walls, so if the price doesn’t put you off then you’ll love this product.
I have mixed feelings about this cape as well. My youngest son was so excited when this arrived and enthusiastically began colouring. Unfortunately he has a short attention span when colouring and it took several sessions to finish, this meant the paper became a bit creased.
When he finally had it on, he adored it! Then it fell off 🙁 The cape attaches using Velcro dots stuck to the paper and to your own clothing, the dots on clothing just didn’t seem happy to stay put. The mask and cuffs stayed in place as they were stuck together with selotape. So from a design point of view a fixing that was a little more reliable and able to cope with running, jumping and general play would be my preference, we ended up having to use safety pins.
As a concept I think this is fabulous for little ones, be prepared for tears when it inevitably rips though. My son loved his cape and for that reason alone I would consider buying this item again.
Knights and Maidens Tablecloth
I saved the best until last! I love this item, it’s hours and hours of creative fun for the whole family and when you’re finished you could put it up on the wall if you don’t want to use it. We’ve still not finished this and it’s kept boredom at bay for quite a few days. It’s perfect for lazy afternoons with the whole family scribbling away.
I think the tablecloth would really come into it’s own at parties or family gatherings when there are several children you need to keep busy and out of trouble. I would most definitely buy another in such a situation.
Would I recommend these items?
Yes and No. I still believe that the posters are overpriced and I think the attachments for the cape aren’t the best, however the tablecloth gets a huge thumbs up!
Could they be improved in anyway?
Personally I think the posters should be a free item when you spend X amount on other products.
I think the cape needs better attachments to make it more secure.
The tablecloth is perfect as it is 🙂
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