Design a Diary – Gel-A-Peel Review #designadiary

Exciting times in the Mummy Cat household of late, We was asked to test out and review a Gel-A-Peel kit at the start of the month and try our hand at designing our own diary, Amelia was actually overly excited at the idea as she is such a creative little creature, She is forever drawing or asking for paper so I thought it would be perfect for her.

It does have an age recommendation of 8 years plus but I was sure that with my supervision she would be good to sit and draw to her hearts content, The pack we got came with three different colors of Gel a Peel pens, a mold to create jewellery, one guide paper, one clear plastic cover so that you could trace over the guides and not have it stick to the paper and a set of fish hook earring wires so you can create your own earrings..

Amelia loved the packaging and the colors, after years of trying to avoid the typical obsession with pink, Her reaction was just a simple gasp and a giggle of ‘Its Pink!!’ and of course the excitement of the purple diary and the chance to get creating.

The ‘pens’ themselves were easy to use, once you take the caps off which I completely forgot to do on one of them and do not require a lot of pressure to squeeze out the almost silicone like product, Amelia is left handed but had issues writing with them but because they’re designed for slightly bigger hands she had to use both to sketch and draw just fine with only a slight awkwardness but she enjoyed every second of creating her own diary.

One of the great things I found of the gel is that as the name suggests, its easily peelable, if you make a mistake with something you can simple wait for it to dry and peel it off to start again, which also would  be wonderful if you are forever changing you ideas and can keep creating new pictures onto the diary but I recommend not touching them with bare hands because they are sticky and me being stupid ended up getting pink gel over the carpet!!


Would I recommend them – Yes, for older children and even for adults, they sort of remind me of those Scoobi plastic strands, you could sit there for a few ours just creating which I know many do as a form of relaxation and I have found myself putting little dots onto my ipad case.

Price – These kind of toys range anywhere from £10 to £30 but with anything it all depends on where you shop from and how many you want in a pack, there are also refills and extra packs and because of their size and how you use them they can last for a while, just as long as you remember to pop the lid back on after use.

Anything Else – These would be perfect for older children, as the packaging suggests its designed for 8 years plus but my 6 year old managed just fine with them and really enjoyed creating and making with them with my supervision and we’ve both enjoyed making jewellery and adding a little colour onto our boring diaries (and ipad cases!)

Here is our completed diary, as you can probably see, there was some rubbing out! but Amelia loved the task of perfecting it to her own style, full of flowers.

You can find Gel-A-Peel at any toy stores and online.

Until next time

Me, Being Mummy


  1. January 25, 2018 / 2:26 pm

    I love this! You can really have fun with these pens! Great review!

  2. January 25, 2018 / 2:36 pm

    Oh that looks like fun Sarah! I think I would enjoy it too!

  3. January 25, 2018 / 4:36 pm

    Oh these are fun! What a great idea x

  4. January 25, 2018 / 7:48 pm

    These gel things always look so good on the advert, I bet my daughter would love some xx

  5. January 25, 2018 / 9:04 pm

    Oh I would have so much fun with this, and I know little lady would have a go too.

  6. January 25, 2018 / 9:15 pm

    This is such a neat idea, it looks like so much fun!

  7. Rebecca Greenway
    January 26, 2018 / 7:21 am

    These look so cool, although id say id buy them for Rosie…. but I’d use them myself hahaha

  8. January 26, 2018 / 8:31 am

    This looks so cool! Her finished design is cute! X

  9. Sheana
    January 27, 2018 / 1:02 pm

    I think my younger sister will love this! She is very creative. x

  10. Sarah
    January 28, 2018 / 8:16 am

    Oh wow this looks so good xx

  11. January 28, 2018 / 9:40 am

    This looks so cool, I don’t have any children but I’d buy it for myself haha!

  12. January 28, 2018 / 9:08 pm

    I coukd have endless amounts of fun with this! Im so glad you both had a brilliant time with this.

    Jade xx

  13. January 29, 2018 / 8:04 pm

    Wahhh, I need t get my hands on this! Not sure if Tyler would be quite as good, but hey you never know, he might have some secret skills!

  14. February 1, 2018 / 3:54 pm

    That’s so cute! I would probably go to town using these lol.

  15. February 5, 2018 / 12:51 am

    Uh oh…. yet another item I want to add to my stationery collections! Looks like loads of fun! Thank you for joining in with the #honeybeelinky lovely, see you next time I hope! xxx

  16. February 9, 2018 / 5:26 pm

    I’ve not heard of these before, but my sister would love them!

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