Toy reviews

Mudpuppy Cat Fashion Magnetic Dress-up

By Robin Stevenson

Mudpuppy Cat Fashion Magnetic Dress-up

Best forFeline-loving mini fashionistas ages 4 and up

Top BenefitsCreative activity, great take-along toy, storage tin keeps magnetic pieces organized

ConsiderationsSmall clothing pieces can be easy to misplace

Bottom lineCat Fashion Magnetic Dress-up is a fun and entertaining way for kids to experiment with fashion, including colour and pattern pairings.

Buy

mudpuppy.comUSD $16.99

Features

  • 3 sheets of magnets with two cats and multiple pieces of clothing and accessories
  • 4 illustrated backgrounds on 2 cards (double-sided)
  • Magnets stick the the metal tin, making it easy to play with the kit on the go

Review

Fun doesn’t have to be flashy, but the ensembles your budding fashion designer creates with the Mudpuppy Cat Fashion Magnetic Dress-up set just might be. Played solo or with a pal, the set comes with two pretty kitties to dress using 40-plus interchangeable magnets—from shirts to skirts and hats to bags—to assemble the cutest outfits from ears to paws. The four illustrated backgrounds included provide a chic backdrop for their mix-and-match creations. While kids will enjoy having the control to choose what they want their models to wear, we love that this quiet time activity doesn’t require any batteries, just imagination. If that wasn’t enough, the sturdy tin package, which doubles as a play surface, allows nascent style stars to take their show on the road, out to dinner, or on a plane, with easy cleanup and storage all in one spot so they can dress their feline friends again and again.

Matilda enjoyed putting together the outfits. We talked about dressing them for different seasons and occasions. At one point she proclaimed, ‘I’m going to be a fashion designer when I grow up so it’s good that I’ve got this!’” —Karen, mom of one

This article was originally published on Oct 12, 2018
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