Our sweet little creature tins have had a cosy makeover! Our stripy tins now contain a soft puffy duvet, just to ensure those lovely little creatures don’t get cold! In a beautiful stripe and spatter design, I’m starting to wish I could get a life size one!
We adore these tins for so many different reasons, they’re a wonderful gift for friends and family and are fantastic for slipping into a bag to take out for little small world opportunities wherever you may go.
You can integrate them into all kinds of imaginative play, we love taking our foraged finds from crunchy autumn walks and making them into extra little props for role play. Autumn leaves are great for make-shift picnic blankets, little flowers can be forests or entire trees, and conkers can be balls, little stalls or whatever scenario your little one can conjure up!
In our house we tend to try and have calm play right before bedtime and I’ll often find my youngest recreating this ritual with her creatures in tins, milk, a story or two then tuck! We’re big Beatrix Potter fans and the tins seem to perfectly align with many of the stories, The Tale of Tom Kitten, Squirrel Nutkins and of course the mischievous Peter Rabbit.
The handy tin is so very useful to keep all the bits together and the personalisation on the front makes such a lovely gift. No more scooping tiny toys from the depths of my handbag! I’ve taken to having one by the door ready for when we leave the house and slipping it in my bag in case we need a little impromptu play anywhere. I’m planning on gifting these to my little nieces and nephews as I know they will adore the tiny cuteness!
So which will you choose? Marina the mouse seems to be the favourite in our house this week, but it changes on a regular basis! We really hope you like the new cosy makeover and we can’t wait to see how your children play with them.
Also, if you’re getting prepared for Christmas just to say that this little guy is all ready to go too, although you may have to drag him out from his toasty tin!