Project Mc2’s geek-chic heroines are back for 2017 with a mission – to make sure tween girls (and boys) know that it’s cool to be smart and love all things S.T.E.A.M (that’s science, technology, engineering, art and maths).
Project Mc2 is a team of super-smart and seriously cool girls who use their love of science and spy skills to undertake missions for top-secret organisation, NOV8 (that’s “innovate”!). 2016 saw the launch of two new seasons of the Netflix original show, new products, and two exciting new characters – Devon D’Marco and Ember Evergreen and this year there are more exciting additions to the already hugely popular range.
My daughter is a huge fan of the Project MC2 range. It appeals to her on two levels. Firstly, she loves playing with the dolls as they are exactly the type of doll that she loves at the moment and they all come with cool clothes, amazing accessories and awesome hair. Secondly, Project MC2 are not just dolls, they are dolls which come with cool experiments that your little ones can try out for themselves and be just like their favourite Project MC2 characters.
We have a few of the MC2 dolls now and had great fun making a light up bracelet, a lava lamp and our absolute favourite experiment, making bath bombs. There are also some great accessories too such as the Ultimate Spy Bag, a chic looking bag that opens up to reveal some super spy gear, Circuit Beats which turn anything into a musical instrument (even bananas) and even a H2O radio controlled car.
What I like about the MC2 range is that it is appealing, fun but also educational and helps to encourage an interest in science and it gives you the chance to explain how things happen and why.
Advanced Digital Intelligence Spy Notebook
So what’s new in the world of Project MC2? First up is the Advanced Digital Intelligence Spy Notebook (RRP £24.99), or A.D.I.S.N. for short. This has been on my daughter’s wishlist for a while and she was very excited to see what it could do. The cool looking Spy Notebook comes with a bracelet that says NERDY and it also holds the secret to opening the notebook. Once open there are more secrets and treasures inside. The Spy Notebook chats to you as you open and close it which amused my daughter immensely. Inside there is also an invisible ink pen, UV light, booklet with activities, sticker sheets and secret compartments to hide things in.
Once inside, you can use the stickers to decorate your notebook and it is great fun to write secret notes with invisible ink. The activities book is fun and it links with the free to download Project MC2 app to give your child real clues and cases to solve along with the notebook.
My daughter loves the A.D.I.S.N. and has really engaged with the app and it is lovely to see her taking such an interest in finding clues and reading the descriptions. This is a great toy to help encourage children to read and write. Combined with the app, the notebook has been a huge success in this house and my daughter won’t put it down.
Brand New Project Mc2 Experiments with dolls
With the Project Mc2 Experiments with Dolls(RRP £24.99), you can perform an experiment at home again and again – just using household ingredients. Make your own Lava Lipgloss with McKeyla McAlister, create your own Gummies with Adrienne Attoms, make your own Light Up Earrings with Bryden Bandweth, design amazing Tie Dye with Camryn Coyle, or create Glitter Tattoos with Ember Evergreen!
Each of the dolls is based on the girls from the show, with stunning fashion outfits and high-quality lifelike features including glossy hair and fully moveable arms and legs. Each set includes one doll and experiment accessories.
We were sent the very glamourous Ember Evergreen who looks as though she is dressed to impress in a gorgeous pink long dress and a floral headband. I think she looks as though she is going to a festival. She comes with instructions how to make glitter tattoos and you have to add PVA glue and body paint to the glitter that comes with to doll to make your own glitter tattoos. We haven’t had the chance to try it yet but my daughter nags me daily to get some body paint so that she can create her own tattoos.
As always with MC2 dolls, Ember is very pretty and lifelike with cool clothes and accessories and fabulous hair and of course, in keeping with the experiment, she also has her own tattoos. My daughter has already added her into her collection and really enjoys playing with all of her Project MC2 dolls.
With these dolls, you do always have to add in some household objects of your own to create the experiment but it is worth it as anything that encourages your children to engage in and enjoy science is worth making a small investment in.
Also new to the Project MC2 range this summer is the Project Mc2 H20 Nail Science Lab and the Project Mc2 Crayon Makeup Science Kit, both sets complete with the kit needed to create some amazing experiments over and over again. Just add one enthusiastic child.
To find out more about the Project MC2 range and the Netflix series, play games and more visit www.projectmc2.com
We were sent the Project MC2 products as part of this post. All opinions are our own.