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Hatchimals

Hatchimals

HATCHIMALS 

You all must have heard about these Hatchimal eggs.For those of you who don’t know Hatcimal are plastic eggs that need be hatched to get a surprise animal from the inside as the name says Hatch-imals (animals) -get it 😝.

Princess Z had been a fan of them since the day they were launched and wanted to get of her own but unfortunately they became out of stock very soon.We tried a lot of times to get our hands on one but were unlucky.

Almost after half of the year pasted by, and it was Eid and Princess Z got her eidi.She was very curious to spend it on that ‘something special’ she had decided to buy and was eager to get her hands on…since long.

So after Eid was over we went to The Toy Store in MOE (Mall of the Emirates) to buy her a Hatchimal egg. We thought it would be easy to get our hands on one since they were relaunched a few days ago) but we were wrong!.After searching the whole of The Toy Store by ourselves we got to know that the Hatchimals were all out of stock again and might take 2-3 weeks to come.Princess Z wasn’t patient enough to wait for them that long so we continued our search.While walking 🚶back towards our car park and passing by the Borders Book 📚 store we saw our life’s getting saved 😃😃.While they were out of stock elsewhere Borders book store had them in stock (a lot of them that is).I could see the happiness on Princess Z’s face when she was selecting her Hatchimal egg.In my mind I thanked Allah for not sending her home disappointed.

Anyway,When we came home 🏡 all of us gathered around and started to pull out the Hatchimal from the box.The egg was very attractive with pink and green spots and the animal inside started to interact right away when we picked it up. *The Hatchimal does come with an instruction manual and an eye color chart menu (of course!)that we do need to follow time to time to keep a watch on its progress and feelings .We cuddled and nurtured it time to time and in the end after around 10mins it started to hatch.It did take approx 30mins for it to hatch completely but we were not disappointed with what we found inside. 😁

The eggs indication and pecking starts for hatching
The hatching starts!! 😁

Princess Z got a Pengualas Hatchimal (you get to find out ONLY after it’s completely hatched).It was not the one she wanted by was happy with it anyway.(Once you get it out of its egg, you’ll have to spend time playing and caring for it).That’s what we have been doing ever since.Each Hatchimal passes through five stages-Egg,Hatching,Baby,Toddler and Kid.

The surprise Pengualas 🐧
Super Cute 💕

These creatures are super cute and their main attraction are their eyes 👀.They’re big, flashing and is the toy’s main mode of communication.The eyes will change color to indicate its feelings (red if it’s mad, purple if it’s hungry, and so on). Super cute isn’t it 💕
*It is to much to remember at first so do keep the eye color chart menu beside you all the time.

It might not the be the most cuddliest toy because of it’s mechanism, but it is super cute and very interactive which will make the kids fall in love😍❤️

IMPORTANT NOTE:The Hatchimal DO NOT hatch without our help and does need a lot of cuddling, love ❤️ and nurture to hatch plus, the egg might take up to 10 to 40 minutes to hatch completely (So be patient!)

Also don’t throw off the egg….🥚 Just turn it into a vase like I did 😉.

Totally suitable for flowers 🌺 🙂

 

Suitable for kids over 5+

Available at borders book store and BabyShop for 379 and will be available at The Toy Store after a few weeks time.

Click here to buy yours from souq.com

The Cats

The Cats

THE CATS IN PRINCESS Z’S LIFE  🐱

Cats have always been a part of Princess Z’s life.Being fond of cats since her toddlerhood.She loves everything related to them.Whether its cat cushions,plush toys,hair clips etc.We never had one nor planned of having any as mom aka Princess Z’s grandma (Nani) was afraid of them and didn’t want the ‘scratching the furniture’ thing🙈in the house.During our shifting process Princess Z tried her best to convince Nani to get her a kitten on her birthday (as she knew our house is getting bigger and we have space for them)but it didn’t work out 😞.The day we shifted to our new home just before her birthday Princess Z was lucky enough to make some new cats friends in the neighborhood.Nani was happy as well as we didn’t needed to get one now)😉.

Here’s what she named them:
Softy-Loves moaning outside our door,a solid eater,the first one to get attached and is the oldest and the closest of them all.’Her best friend’,that’s what Princess Z likes to call her 😊).

Whitey- A little reserved,plays a little,likes to roam around our house,loves food

Silly Cat-A kitten actually who loves to play in our garden with her mouse toy and bubbles

Babu-Never comes in but loves to be fed.

Softy 2- Pays us a visit,once in a blue moon

and many more but they have not been named yet)
😂😂

It was a scary thought at first.(tendency to bite or claw.) but as time passed by they created a special bond.It’s was not just Princess Z that started to have the love and affection in her eyes, but the cats seem to have the same adoration.In no time the cats and kitten became attached to Princess Z.Taking time out to feed,play,pet and caress them has became a part of her daily life.Nothing makes her more happy then seeing those cats waiting for her outside at the doorstep when she comes back from school.Not only this weekends,specially Friday is a ‘Cat’ day for us,spending hours playing with them in our garden.

Princess Z Watching Softy Eat
Playing With Bubbles With Ms.Silly Cat 🐱

Playing with cats is all about treating them well.During the night time when Princess Z is lying by my side I tend to teach her all about the do’s and don’ts of Cats.When talking I try to make her understand the teaching on how to play with them,by staying calm and quiet while playing: no yelling, screaming, running, or jumping.Telling her the facts about them.Its important to help her understand that the cat is not a toy and she’s a living companion who has just as many feelings as us.

Paper Animals

Paper Animals

PAPER ANIMALS

Down below I will be showing you how to make different types of animals using the basically the heart shapes.This is a fun craft that surely will be loved by kids.

Penguin 🐧

You will need:

– One big black oval shape (for the penguins base)

-A big white heart,(big enough to fit in the oval shape)

-Two black hearts (medium size)

-Two white circles and two small black circles (for the eyes)

-Two small orange hearts (for the feet)

-One orange triangle (for the nose)

-One small pink heart (optional)

Shapes Needed To Create A Penguin

 

Follow the steps below carefully to create the Penguin 🐧:

1.Take the oval shape and glue the white heart in the center.

2.On the side of the white heart stick the pink heart (this is an optional step)

3.To create eyes- Stick the black dots in the center of the white dots pasting them on the body

4. Place the orange triangle down below in between the eyes to create a nose

5.For flappers (hands)- stick the two black hearts in a 45 degree angle on the side of the penguins body

6.And lastly stick the feet using the two small orange hearts

In the end it should look like this

Penguin is ready

Lion 🦁

You will need:

-One big orange heart

-One medium size yellow heart (big enough to fit within the orange heart)

-One small black heart

All You Need Are These

Instructions:

Glue the yellow heart upside down inside the orange heart

It’s Almost Done

Once done,add the black heart for the nose and mark two dots for the eyes.Create cutting on the edges for the hair and it’s done.

King Of The Jungle

A few other animals can be made using this technique like this mice

Mice 🐭

You will need:

-A big Grey heart shape (I didn’t have grey colored paper so used brown)

-A tail (Grey color as well to match the body)

-Two small hearts (one bigger than the other)(sticking them on top of the other) Big Heart- light Pink color the other Grey color

-Whiskers (Dark Pink)

-Goggle eyes

Instructions:

Fold the big grey heart into half,glueing the tail in between.(The pointed side of the heart will be the face of the mice 🐭).Once done with the basic step just add the hearts,whiskers and google eyes as in the picture below.

A rough mice made using the colored paper heart technique

Hope you enjoy making this craft as much as I did 🙂