Lottie Dolls make a great gift for children this Christmas. If you haven’t heard of them before they are dolls inspired by real kids and designed to empower children to be themselves- to be imaginative, adventurous and to have fun. Their bodies are based on the proportions of average nine year old kids (with slightly bigger heads to allow hair play!) and they are able to stand on their own two feet. My kids love choosing new Lottie Dolls and accessories to add to their collection. Rebecca’s latest doll is the Always Artsy Lottie Doll part of the STEAM collection, introducing children to Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math. Read on to find out more:
Every Lottie Doll arrives in a lovely keepsake Lottie box. We keep ours as they’re handy to keep all the accessories together.
Always Artsy Lottie (£21.99) is 18cm high, wears a chic French style outfit- a red Breton stripe top with jeans accessorised by a dotty print scarf and a beret- ooh la la!
She has brown hair cut into a bob and brown eyes.
Onto her accessories- included in the box are an easel, paints, a paint brush and a selection of paintings (these are actually competition winners artwork by real Lottie fans).
“At school, we’ve been learning about some of the world’s most famous artists. There are just so many ways to express yourself! I really like Beatrix Potter’s wildlife drawings but I’d love to be a painter when I grow up. My pictures don’t always turn out quite the way that I was expecting. Yet. But being bold, getting creative and experimenting with different styles is always fun. PS: There’s winning artwork from my art competition inside!“
Always Artsy Lottie
Rebecca is always drawing and painting. On our recent trip to Bluestone she kept an illustrated diary of our activities there.
On a recent day trip to Tenby we saw a group of ladies,with easels and palettes, painting the sea. Rebecca is planning to bring her easel to the sea one day and so some painting with Lottie.
Rebecca also used the mini paintings as a template and cut some mini easel sized paper out for herself so she can help Lottie to add more paintings to her collection.
We are planning to scan her favourite full sized art work and shrink them down to Lottie sized.
Rebecca often changes her mind about what she would like to be when she grows up but her current ambition is to be an art designer. It’s great to see her playing out these ambitions when she plays with Lottie and I have no doubt this will help her make an informed choice in the future. I like the way Lottie says that her pictures don’t always turn out the way she expected as it’s more important to be bold and have a go than to create the “perfect picture”.
We really like Lottie Dolls and recommend them as great gifts and toys to play with. Lottie Dolls start at £18.50 with accessory sets available from £9.50. The Always Artsy Lottie Doll is recommended for ages 3 years and up and is available from Lottie Dolls shop (join Club Lottie and receive 10% off your first order) and also from Amazon.
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We are Lottie Doll Ambassadors and were sent this Lottie Doll for the purposes of review.