So we just spent a cheeky few days away escaping the heat of Abu Dhabi for a more bearable heat in the Seychelles and tested out some new beach toys. The fact that I'm dedicating a post to these toys over turquoise waters and pictures of paradise is an indication of how good they are or how lame I am. The rundown : Quut (cute) born in Belgium is a company that has elevated the concept of the ol bucket and spade by creating clever and multi functional beach toys with endless possibilities. We have a 3.5 year old and a one year old for them all the toys were easy enough to handle on their own. They dug poured scooped sifted collected and built ... I can only imagine what older kids could conjure up ... I'm not going to lie we too had a lot of fun in fact it was pretty difficult to drag me away from them and in my head I'm still imaging all the things we can make next time .... . Oh and something else impressive they all double as great snow toys ... so really they work all year round. So let me introduce you to them
Scoopi is the ultimate digging tool if you want to dig large holes, bury people need a pile up of sand or even carve out canals etc this is the one. It's also multi functional as there is a detatchable tray for sifting sand and collecting items like shells sticks or anything you want really.
The starfish and sunnylove are sand shapers. The clever design allows you make shapes without having to fill yourself. When you move them across the beach they collect sand within the mould once you pat down and pull up the mould you have fish hearts and suns to decorate to your hearts content.
The ultimate sand castle maker this is the godfather of these toys. Its actually a genius invention and it's easy as 1,2,3. Three hollow forms stack on top of each other to create an instant sandcastle in minutes. You can make a three tier or individual towers, sand villages or lone castles and once you are done all three parts click into each other to pack away as one.
As the name would suggest it has 3 functions to shovel (dig holes carve canals) sift - (the perforated holes allow you to sift for shells or to make soft sand) and rake - (for decoration purpose). The handle is hollow and you can use it as a funnel for water or writing words and drawing pictures in the sand.
This is actually a three part toy it has another cup and a ball. It's a game of catch but so much more. Its built for little kids hands with its purpose to carve or use as a small shovel. You can make tracks for the ball to roll down or you can fill the cup and watch sand pour from the holes in the bottom allowing you to write in sand or water.
Its a bucket in the shape of a ball but its really effective at the opening it has four corners to pour from it hardly spills water because of its shape. There is a cord passing through the centre with a plastic handle which makes it really easy to carry water to and from the sea.