Thames & Kosmos, Banana Toys, Wild Republic Easter basket ideas!

Need some more Easter basket ideas?? Here are some great ones!

Thames and Kosmos have some great STEM products, they now have these small surprise blind boxes that are shaped like magic hats with magic tricks inside. So so cute. Never seen anything like this before.


Rabbits Hat Magic Tricks

A magician is nothing without her hat, and with these hats you too can become a master magician. Aspiring magicians ages six and up can take their show on the road with these portable mini magic kits. Each small top hat contains the props and instructions to perform two or three simple, unique magic tricks with different themes — from shape-shifting to mind-reading to x-ray vision, and more! The Rabbit’s Hat Magic Tricks display holds 18 assorted hats. In each of these simple, affordable, collectible mini magic hat kits you get props and instructions for two or three tricks. AGES 6+. MSRP: $4.95 EACH. By Thames and Kosmos. These will be available for purchase soon!

Banana Toys! Such a cute toy! They are Banana Toys that have surprises inside. This is “Bunch 2”!

Smell-able, Peel-able Bananas™ from Cepia, LLC are an exciting new collectible line of six brightly colored and scented Bananas that look, smell and peel like a real banana! Peel the Bananas™ to reveal tons of mini surprises inside, including: a cute Crushie character, two mini squeezable friends, gemstone stickers to decorate the Crushie or Banana, a collector sheet with character stickers, and a hanging vine to display your Crushie friends. Keep on the look-out for the Rare and Ultra Rare Crushies to add to your collection! Display Bananas by hanging them on your backpack, or re-seal them to take on the go and trade with friends. MSRP $9.99 for bunch of 3, or $3.99 for single Banana; ages 4+

Slime! These awesome little kits are just the right size for baskets!

Each Ooze Lab tube contains a fun and simple science experiment in a big plastic test tube that allows kids to create a safe material for fun play and chemistry learning. Ooze Labs 1: Magnetic Slime, Oozes Lab 2: Hot Ice Crystals, Ooze Labs 3: Magic Sand, Ooze Labs 4: Hypercolor Slime, Ooze Labs 5: Glow-in-the-Dark Slime, Ooze Labs 6 – Sunshine Slime, Ooze Labs 7 – Glitter Slime. Available now on Amazon, at Nordstrom and at your local toy store. MSRP $4.95 each Ages 7 and up. These are also by By Thames and Kosmos.

Wild Republic makes some super fun plushies! Check out the Plush slap bracelet animals, knows as Huggers! The Lamb and Bunny make it perfect for Easter!


Check out our full video review here:

A non-candy Easter, Mommy B


New Gross Series 2 Smashers by Zuru!

Smashers! These things are so cool and the concept is so creative!

Series 2 is an all new gross series with.. yep you guessed it.. poop! Not sure if I understand the craze of all of this poop.. but for the most part, it doesn’t bother me.

What I really like is the bus, you can put them all the Smasher figures on top of the bus and it it as well. This of course is the main attraction when it comes to Smashers, at least with my boys! The bus even opens up so you can use a little spring loaded plunger to launch the smasher figures into a toilet… bahaha… oh gee.. It is actually fun to do! lol

Once you smash the Smashers open, you can rebuild the ball and smash again! Now that’s pretty cool. I love how you can reuse and play again. No plastic waste! Also teaches kids how to put something back together. Yes! Use those fine motor skills! Ha!


Boys were super excited about these! They kept asking to film them, so we finally got a chance too.. when Aaron was at my Mom’s! Ha!

There are even some special smashers that come in a bag that have….drub roll… slime! Bahah! Gee.. slime and poop… just not sure if I get it.. but hey.. I can make it work! Ha! #BoyMom


Love the eye ball Smashers!


We came up with different fun ways to smash them open. In the picture above we tried to bazooka them through some tubes! It was Ziekes idea.. it sorta worked….we tweaked his idea a bit and then it worked much better 😉

Zuru sent us an extra bus and an extra pack of Smashers so we are doing a giveaway! Check it out HERE!

Zuru has so many fun products! Definitely check them out on their website!

You can still get these in store at Walmart, if you do order on Amazon though, you won’t receive  them until after Christmas. They range in price from $5-$30.

– Having a Smashing good time, Mommy B