I never tire of finding innovative kids products which capture the kids imagination, and a moment in time. Combine that with a original piece of artwork for our home, a talking point, and a comedy edge…perfection, right?
I’ve been following Go Outside The Lines on Instagram for a while, and have been lusting after their prints. I managed to bag a print recently to make our ‘Easter Holidays Project’, aka something exciting to do together, that doesn’t involve watching a animated Pig family, or packing a rucksack filled with food for an epic trip out, or take three hundred whatsapp messages to arrange.
The idea is simple – grab a print, grab the crayons, and get the kids to literally ‘Go outside the lines’. No two will ever be the same; the beauty is in the simplicity, and of course, the imperfection.
There are loads of funny, motivational, heartwarming, quirky phrases to choose from. You just need to find the one that speaks to you and your family.
For us it was a close call between ‘Who Runs the world? Girls’ (Poor Daddy), #MUMBOSS (obvs), and GROW UP!. The latter took it, as one of our favourite movie moments is that scene from The Inbetweeners 2. You know?…” I am grown up…YOU GROW UP” etc etc. The hubs & I can be known to relive the scene mid row, and of course, soon forget whatever it was we were kicking off about.
The poster print arrived in a pretty special bit of packaging. Safely tucked up in a cardboard tube, delicately wrapped in tissue paper, and with some uniquely, individually coloured branding. In. Love. Already. #packagingaddict
We saved the project for a half term, indoorsy day, with Dangermouse safely napping and out of the way (I’m not sure I’m prepared to go THAT far outside the lines, soz).
Tigs did me proud…choosing all her favourite bright colours she did her best colouring and even hand wrote her name and age in the ‘Artist / Age’ footer.
We framed up the print using a cheap and cheerful IKEA frame…and it has finished off our
dining room play area perfectly.
n.b. heart stamp not included…we didn’t want to blow Tigs’ cover…
In the words of ‘Go Outside the Lines’…GROW UP…No, you grow up, I’m just a kid.
I was kindly sent our Go Outside The Lines print in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. GROW UP.