A few months ago Molly and I brought you a review of the Project Mc2 Dolls and now we’re back to showcase some more Project Mc2 products. If you aren’t familiar with Project Mc2 here’s what you need to know. Project Mc2 is a really cool Netflix series that stars a group of high school girls that have a passion for science and are recruited by a super secret spy agency to basically save the world. Through their top secret missions the girls introduce us to the world of STEAM.
STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking. The end results are students who take thoughtful risks, engage in experiential learning, persist in problem-solving, embrace collaboration, and work through the creative process. These are the innovators, educators, leaders, and learners of the 21st century!
The integration of these four areas of study is really important in educating our kids in a way that gives them the tools to work on, and solve, real world problems. And Project Mc2 brings the principals to life on Netflix and right in your own home with their line of dolls.
This is Devon. Devon is the Art in Steam and a girl after my own daughter’s heart. I have a budding little artist on my hands here. At six she has artistic skills already that I will never posses. It’s awesome. So she was pretty stoked to to her hands on Devon and try out the Puffy Paint experiment with her.
Just like the previous Project Mc2 dolls we reviewed, you just need a few common household items to perform Devon’s experiment. In this case it was juice crystals, flour, salt and water. And with a few simple, but fun steps we had puffy paint ready to use.
And we are ready to paint!
This was a lot of fun! It took us a couple of tries to get the pain the right consistency so it would come out of the tubes nicely but that was just a matter of mixing in a bit more water and is just part of the experiment. I love that this paint is completely safe to use and it happens to smell great. It also dries really nicely and I found ours had a nice sparkle to it which was a bonus for Molly.
As much as Molly enjoyed making and using the puffy paint (and she really did) she was just as eager to play with Devon after we were done our art lesson. We both really love the way these dolls bring together different areas of play and learning. And look at these shoes, they are on point!
Next up is the Ultimate Spy Bag. Molly could not wait to get this opened up! This pretty pink spy bag comes with everything you need (in addition to a few things you have around the house) to collect fingerprints, launch secret messages and do some other cool spy stuff – in style! Everything you need to know is in Adrienne’s top secret spy guide.
Of course the first thing we had to try out was collecting the fingerprints. It’s pretty easy and really cool. First you slide out the magnifying glass found in the pretty compact in the kit to look for fingerprints around your house. We found some pretty good ones on a glass. then you sprinkle on some fingerprint dust (which BTW you can also use as a nice shimmery blush), blow away the excess with the perfume atomizer and place a piece of clear tape over the area to collect the print.
And of course we had to try out the lipstick note launcher. Molly launcher her note to her dad.
There are some other spy experiments in the spy guide that we haven’t had the chance to do yet but, personally, I’m looking forward to whatever involves the beakers. That takes me right back to my high school lab days!
We’ve had a lot of fun with these dolls and the experiments. One of the things I’ve really liked about it is that Molly is always asking her dad and I to play dolls with her and although we often oblige, just playing dolls can get kind of boring for the grown ups. But playing with the Project Mc2 dolls is completely different. We get to learn together and they are actually engaging for mom and dad too!
If you want to learn more about the show, the dolls, or even find some other cool experiments to try out at home make sure you visit the Project Mc² website. If you want a doll of your own you can find them at Loblaws, Toys R Us and Walmart. If you want to bring a little STEAM to your child’s play time then look no further.
Disclaimer: We received product in order to bring you this review. All opinions are 100% our own.