CAN YOU PREDICT THE LATEST CRAZE?
Fidget spinners. My kids are obsessed.
Everyone at school has at least three of them and my kid’s bags are laden down with the little spinning wheels of…joy? Is joy the right word?
Well I don’t mind them. They’re compact, cheap and don’t make any sound. That’s winning in my books.
But there’s a new kid in town and it’s equally as random as the fidget spinner.
The Mermaid Pillow.
These pillows are covered in multiple coloured sequins and as you move your hand over them they change colour.
They are tactile and utterly mesmerizing.
The only downside? They leave some interesting marks on your skin when you fall asleep on them (I had a panic attack when my daughter woke up with dents all over her face).
There are loads…well not loads but several activities you can do with them.
Kids can write, play naughts and crosses, design patterns and colour in.
I like them because you can write little messages to your kids on them.
Or if you need a little downtime, you can watch this woman smoothing out sequins on a mermaid pillow for at least 30 minutes. Seriously. Who needs therapy?
They started retailing for a ridiculous amount of money, but they are now available everywhere and you can pick one up for around $10.
So what’s next?
According to my well informed toy trend experts, ok, my kids, the newest craze to sweep school will be the….Fidget Roller.
It’s like a fidget spinner but it looks a bit like a rolling pin. The appeal of the fidget roller is as mystifying as the spinner. To see it in action, check out this video from GeekBite
I’m leaning towards Thinking Putty. This gooey (but not messy) tub of gunk comes in loads of awesome colours and you can even buy magnetic putty and glow in the dark putty. Its been around for a while but isn’t nearly as abundant as the fidget spinner.
It’s another sensory toy and you can mould it, roll it, stretch it and even conduct experiments with it. And it won’t get smooshed in hair/the couch/clothes.
What’s your prediction for the latest bizarre kids craze?