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All-Natural Spa Day

SmartLab Toys

Age: 7 years and up

MSRP (CAD): $34.99

MSRP (USD): $29.99

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EDITOR'S REVIEW

Our testers loved the idea of doing spa things with their friends. This party-planning kit has everything but the ingredients, to organize a spa party for four - even the invitations and colour-coded containers to keep guest's creations separate. All you have to do is look through the recipe cards, decide which of the many projects you want to do, then get what you need from the grocery store. 

WHAT THE KIDS SAY

Genevieve

11

It was fun to do and with my friends it was really special. When you do it with friends maybe they can make something right when your stuff ends up in a big goo. I really liked making the bath bombs. The shapes where nice. My firend victoria wanted to make a bath bomb and it ended up like silly putty, when you let it go it would be hard but in your hand it was runny. Myabe we cerated a new compound! I liked the ideas they gave for making scents. It was fun to pamper ourselves and have a spa at homeI was like playing in the sand and I had to make shapes that smelled good. with the rest of the stuff in my bowl, I put a lot of water and it was like playing in mud, really gross but fun.

Shara

10

It's sparkly! It's something you can make and use- not just play with which makes it a lot more fun!

Liora

10

I like making the stuff- especially the scented stones. It was a lot of fun!

Kaï

7

I was like playing in the sand and I had to make shapes that smelled good.  with the rest of the stuff in my bowl, I put a lot of water and it was like playing in mud, really gross but fun!

Geneviève

11

It was fun to do and with my friends it was really special.  When you do it with friends maybe they can make something right when your stuff ends up in a big goo.  I really liked making the bath bombs.  The shapes where nice.  My firend victoria wanted to make a  bath bomb and it ended up like silly putty, when you let it go it would be hard but in your hand it was runny.  Myabe we cerated a new compound!  I liked the ideas they gave for making scents. It was fun to pamper ourselves and have a spa at homeI was like playing in the sand and I had to make shapes that smelled good.  with the rest of the stuff in my bowl, I put a lot of water and it was like playing in mud, really gross but fun!

Reigh

12

I had fun making the bath bombs. One of them didn't stay together very well. I cant wait to try them in the bath. My sister really liked the avocado mask, we laughed at how funny she looked with green all over her face.

Matana

9

I really like this kit because it has a lot of fun ideas to do and I like that it's a party. There are a lot of things that you need to buy that the kit doesn't come with.

Mia

8

I liked making the Bath bombs the best. I can't wait to take a bath! This was so much fun to make. it was funny to put in the drops of water on the powder, it would fizzle. I put a pink color in mine and made it smell like a lemon, I had enough stuff left over to fill in 1 more shape. I really liked the glitter , it made my flower all sparkly. I liked that we could do all different shapes . I liked the body scrub too. I like being pampered.

Aleeza

9

They are fun to make and you can actually use them which is good. It's fun to do it as a party rather than just on your own.

WHAT ADULTS THINK

Jennifer B.

This is a game/toy that requires the purchase of other ingredients or the use of household ingredients. It was a little bit disappointing when we first wanted to use the kit and realized we did not have all ingredients. However, some of them can be substituted with a little imagination. My girls enjoyed the initial play session with this kit. We tried several different things, such as the bath bomb and also the face masks. This would be a great sleepover party kit. I think a group of girls would really enjoy this. As for using more than once, I'm not sure that too many kids would be interested in using this kit more than once, especially once everyone has used the headbands up and some of the one time only items.

Marie-Lise H.

This is quite the set, almost a recipe book. I liked that all the ingredients where easily found in the grocery store or a health food store. The girls had fun experimenting with scents. Kaï (M7 ) just enjoyed mixing things up. I liked that the recipes where easy to follow, even if they are all just written in English. There where lots of ideas different recipe that had just a few ingredients. There where a lot of cute little touches, like invitation cards and containers to put the bath bombs with ribbons, different colored head bands and even scents to try out. Genevieve ( 11 yrs old ) is not a girly type but she really enjoyed the pampering.

Rebecca Y.

Matana (F9) made this into a whole party as suggested on the package- she had 3 friends (sent them the included invitations) and we put on relaxing music and tried to make a few of the suggested things. I found there was a lot more prep than I had anticipated - lots of things to buy beforehand that I don't normally keep stocked in the house - and a lot more adult supervision needed than I would have liked. The girls made the lip gloss, the fairy glitter gel, scented stones and bath bombs. They enjoyed the scented stones the most (they had fun rolling and shaping it) and had a lot of fun trying out the glitter on each other. The bath bombs didn't all work- it had to be exactly the right consistency to harden well. I loved that the kit came with colour-coordinated items for each girl so that they could tell whose stuff was whose based on the colour. It made quite a mess but the girls really had fun with it! I think we're going to try making some of the stuff again, since the kit comes with 'recipe cards' and we already have all the things we need now! The cards also come with variations (different scents and colours) which makes it more enjoyable since the girls could choose what they wanted to make.

FEATURES

Manufacturer Description

You're invited to explore the natural science of beauty. Use the party-planning guide and the project cards to prepare a shopping list for yummy menus and all-natural beauty products. Then set the scene and get busy relaxing with your friends.

All-Natural Spa Day is the sleepover/spa day/mommy and me version of SmartLab's aawrd-winning title, All-Natural Spa Lab. It all starts with invitations and a party-planning guide and wraps up with spa-themed activities and ribbon-wrapped take-home presents. No late rrivals here!

Model Number

Item #10064

Year Introduced

2010

Contents

  • 4 pillow boxes with ribbon and sticker to package the bath bombs