As an EI Insider, the folks from Educational Insights recently sent the Design & Drill Flower Power Studio here for The Rock Daughters™ to review in our state-of-the-art Toy Testing Facility (our house). This is actually the third version of a “power drill” that we’ve acquired here, and by far the most creative in its application.
My wife and I first discovered the girls’ interest in tools about a year or so ago, when Addie (our oldest) pointed out a tool set (which included a drill) and stated flat-out that she wanted “to build things like Daddy.” Since that time, we’ve acquired a full-blown workbench, and a set of “Mouseketools,” but nothing has been presented like this. The Design & Drill Flower Power Studio is a colorful, well-made toy that presents the drill and its bolts as a “craft set” instead of a pure “tool set,” and that’s a pretty interesting angle.
Fostering free-form creative play in letting kids Ages 3+ (perfect for Little Finley) make vibrant designs from their own imaginations, the possibilities are near-endless, though there’s also an included guide book of patterns from which little ones can learn “following directions,” in addition to skills with their hands. When playtime is over, simply put it all back in its case, and the set is ready for travel or storage.
The set includes a fold-up flower board that doubles as its carrying case, power drill, 60 bolts in five colors, six designer plates, butterfly clasp, Phillips bit, flower bit, and guide with twelve patterns (such as Princess, Butterfly, Rainbow, Castle, Garden, etc.).
Rock Father (and daughter)-approved!