This is the latest product from the creators of gel-a-peel. Gel-a-peel is the craft gel/glue product which can be used for multiple crafts including jewellery.
Inside the box is 3 tubes of sparkly gel-a-peel, jewellery elastic string, jewellery accessories and the design station itself.
Gel-a-peel is recommended for children ages 8 and over. It can be used by younger children with supervision. I do let Izebella have a go with the gels sometimes and she was happy to try out the new product with Jordanna.
This can be used with the templates just like previous gel-a-peel products or on the design station rods.
One rod gets placed on the station and gel gets applied to the rod to make little beads (as above). It is better to make the beads as close together as possible so that it’s easier to remove them when dry. The rods turn round making it a little easier and a little less messier to apply the gel.
The designs shown on the outside of the box look really good but unfortunately ours didn’t quite turn out as good as those. This is one of my girls creations .
It is not as easy as it sounds as the beads just did not turn out the right shape or size plus some of them came apart when we removed them from the rods.
I think Jordanna preferred decorating her phone instead.
It costs £24.99 to buy the gel-a-peel design studio. I don’t think it is something I would really go out and purchase again as my girls found it quite difficult, Jordanna being 9 and Izebella being just 4. Even I could not make the rod beads much better when I had a go.
However if you are slightly more artistic or have kids who are then they may get more out of it than we did.
Gel-a-peel is still a fairly new type of craft material. It is a gel which comes in squeezy pens and can be used to make various things. The gel sticks once dry and it comes in lots of colours with many design ideas. We have had quite a few packs and our latest one is this one.
Our pearly pastel gel-a-peel set contains 3 gel tubes all in shiny pearly type colours. Along with templates and a few other bits.
This set was sent to my children so that they can create cards for Mother’s Day and that is exactly what Jordanna has been doing. The gel is quite easy to use and patternsare simple once we got used to it. The letters can be a bit more tricky. Sometimes we do need to squeeze the tubes quite hard to get a bit out. Anyway here is an early Mother’s Day card made with gel-a-peel.
I really like the shininess of these pearly colours as they seem to catch the light and look really effective. I think Jordanna has done a fairly good job here as it can be hard to write with gel-a-peel.
Jordanna also made this little bracelet too.
The bracelets and other types of jewellery can be made using the included templates, left to dry and then worn. Gel-a-peel has endless uses and is not too messy providing it’s done on a mat or in one area.
Packs vary in price and are sold at most toy shops.
Gel-a-Peel is recommended for children aged 8 +
Did you know; Gel-a-peel isn’t just for making squiggly patterns or even jewellery.It can also be used for decorating objects and as it’s almost Chrismas, we have been decorating Xmas bits using the stuff.
This is the kit and accessories that we started out with.
If you don’t know what Gel-a-peel is, then in short it’s a new type of craft/design product. Tubes of squirty coloured gels that harden as they dry.
And here are my children’s #craftychristmas designs.
The gel-a-peel pens are easy to use and the stuff dries within a few hours. It is best to do it on an old towel or a non carpeted surface just so it doesn’t end up stuck everywhere.
Ryan now has his made stocking in his bedroom, yes boys will enjoy it too. My girls decorations are of course now proudly hung on our tree.
Gel-a-peel packs and accessories can be purchased in most good toy stores.
This post is part of the #CraftyChristmas campaign to celebrate Christmas being less than one month away.
MGA entertainment have launched a brand new product called Gel-a-peel. It’s aimed towards girls and there are many sets to choose from.
With Gel-A-Peel you can create your own gel jewellery or designs. The packs cone with tubes of squeezy gel and various templates.
It looks quite simple on the box but it does take lots of practice to create something similar to the images on the box. It’s all about following lines and patterns with tubes of coloured gel and it’s not as easy as it looks. It’s also about how hard the tube gets squeezed as the gel designs need several hours to dry out and if the design is of uneven thickness then part of it may not dry as quickly.
This is an image of possible jewellery items that could be created with practice.
Jordanna has done a few creations so far and is slowly getting the hang of it.
The plastic sheet is supplied and is easily wiped clean so she can create more designs.
The kits start from £4.99 and there is a design station too for £24.99. Gel a peel has its own webpage which shows the full range of kits available.