I think it was my six year old Son who started the stretchy lizard craze that is currently in full swing at our home. He came home from school one day last term with a couple of coloured, stretchy lizards he'd earned for good behaviour in class. He was smitten.
Have you seen them before?
The lizards are party favours and I am not sure why they are such a huge hit. They stretch for miles and feel jelly-like. They stick to all manner of things and wobble. Actually, now that I think about it, I know full well why they are so much fun for kids.
Taity's pair of lizards were his prized possessions. He played with them endlessly and carried them about everywhere. It was so cute to watch. Sadly one day while I was vacuuming, I sucked up a precious lizard and it was the death of him. The second lizard lost limbs at the hands of his baby Sister a few short days later.
Taite was devastated!
I quickly diverted an explosive breakdown and ordered Taite a new bag of lizards online from the UK and they arrived after a much anticipated wait. Inside, were enough lizards for all the kids, thanks to Taite's lovely generosity. (He shares beautifully.)
What a sanity saver these lizards are!
My kids ran off with their lizards and set about making a habitat from an old box for them to live in. Celeste was content to wash her very own lizard over and over (and over again) in a bucket outside.
All up, the lizards cost me around $11 and on just one day, provided my kids with around 3 hours of non stop fun!
Best toy ever? I think so!
Has a cheap toy ever surprised you with a value that went way beyond its cost?
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