It’s no easy task having two very energetic boys especially with a small age gap (although I am sure there are plenty of parents with girls who would say the same!) The place is constantly in a state and they love to create endless toxic and gross potions (mostly left to stew in the garden for days on end).
They love magic too; I play “tricks” on them all the time, finding pennies behind theirs ears, falling out of their noses and conjuring up unique items on our walks (I might have a handful of Moshlings or Lego men in my coat at all times!).
Yesterday I received the new and improved Gross Magic by Drummond Park (RRP £19.99) – now even more real! The boys were eager to literally get their hands dirty with this one! As it’s a magic set you’ll be glad to know as fellow parents that it is a battery free game! (Hurray, no hunting around for batteries on Christmas day!)
The set itself is pitched at 8+ as some of the tricks you do need to have some dexterity (which pretty much counts the Mrs out!)
Youngest was able to perform some of the tricks without much help and as he is the most keen on the grotty side of life, he was particularly taken aback by the Clean to Dirty toilet trick, although even he was a bit apprehensive with the pooey goo!
Sticking with the poo theme a “do not try this at home” trick is the toilet paper trick, you take a used piece of toilet paper (stick to the one provided in the game!) and magically clean it! I don't want to give away to many secrets here!
Gross Magic comes with a variety of items from the toilet to cockroaches to eyeballs! There are over 40 tricks for your children to learn and rehearse, luckily the instructions for the tricks are really good, illustrative and clear, as they say practice makes perfect!
Luckily you can have the chance to join in the fun, enter the competition via Gleam below to win a copy of Gross Magic! Competition closes on 11th December 2015 in the meantime you can find stockist here.Win a copy of Gross Magic worth £19.99