I have always loved the products from Imports Dragon. They toys and crafts are a ton of fun and are great quality. So when I was asked if I’d be interested in reviewing Imports Dragon’s latest toy, Qixels, I was excited. Qixels are cubes that fuse together with a spray of water and creates pixilated works of art.
For my review I received a kit of 1200 Qixels squares, a design tray, 3 double sided templates, a spray bottle, a tray to hold 6 different color cubes and instructions. I also received a kit with a spin dryer, 500 Qixels cubes, 2 designing trays, 3 double sided templates, a spray bottle, a tray to hold 6 different color cubes and instruction booklet. My girls opened both boxes at the same time, so I’m not sure which package these pieces came from, but we also got two stands to hold our creations on display, an axe for one of our Qixels creations to hold, a shooter for a rocket ship/plane, a thing to make one of our creations to hang on a backpack or where ever we’d like to hang it and two green Qixels with a hole on both sides, to use for creations that want to hold things(I’ll explain that later).
We started out by each choosing the design we wanted to make. My middle daughter picked a troll like man, it’s very detailed with color and he holds an axe. In order for him to hold the axe we had to add the double hold green cube in the spot we wanted it. My oldest daughter picked a rocket ship, she wanted to gun blasters on it and used the other double hole green cube. My oldest also decided to use the template as a guideline and then added her own twist to it (the rocket is shooting our fire). I used a blank template and designed an “Oz” sign for my Wizard of Oz collection. With a blank design you can create what ever you can imagine.
Once we finished our creations we had to spray them with water. They suggested around 23 times or until a small bead of water is on top of each cube. My kids loved this part, it was wet and messy. I didn’t worry too much because it was just water. If we didn’t have the spin dryer we are instructed to gently shake off the excess water and then let it dry for 30 minutes. Once it’s dry you carefully remove the creation from the tray. They suggested spraying the back and letting it dry for a few hours, this will help it stay together better and make it stronger.
We used our spinner to help dry ours. We pushed a button 30 times and the creation spun around. Then the wait time is 20 minutes for drying. We loved doing this. There is a tray at the bottom of the spinner that catches all the water and a flip lid to keep the water from spraying us. The design trays fit easily into the spinner as well.
Once our creations were fully dry we were able to play with them however we wanted. Mine is on a stand and inside my Wizard of OZ cabinet. The rocket is on a stand and has it’s shoots on the top of it, my daughter likes to make it fly around and pretend she’s protecting her dolls for some kid of evil bad guy. The troll man has an axe and will hang next to my daughter’s bed when she’s not playing with it. We love what we made and can’t wait to make some more.
This was a fun and easy craft to do with my kids and we are excited to make more fun creations very soon. My only complaint it the tray for the cubes, there is no lid so it makes it hard to store. But other than that, I would recommend Qixels to anyone who would like a fun, rainy day/after school craft to do with your kids. It’s simple to use, fun to do together and even more fun after they are completed.