Cutie Stix Cut & Create Station is a toy like no other I’ve come across before. Aimed at children over six years old, this product lets children make their own bracelets, necklaces, nail art and figures.
Unlike other jewellery making toys available on the market, the difference with Cutie Stix is that children actually get to make the ‘beads’ themselves. This proved to be hours of fun for our five year old twins.
Cutie Stix Cut & Create Station costs just £29.99 and is available to buy online here.
Cutie Stix are the perfect way for children to make accessories to wear and share wth their friends. The Cutie Stix Cut & Create Station can cut, core and create 24 unique patterned Stix in an assortment of three sizes for endless combinations.
Themes include treats, animals and emojis. The station includes everything you need to create necklaces, fun figures and nail art!
I really like that this comes with a storage station to store all of the Cutie Stix and other pieces in so that they don’t get lost.
In this review I’ll show you through pictures how we made some necklaces and bracelets, but I’ve also put together a video if you want to see this toy in action!
Included in the box you can find:
- Storage Station
- 6 x Teeny Stix
- 14 x Cutie Stix
- 4 x Mega Stix
- Coring Unit
- Threader Unit
- Stix Wand
- Sheet of 80 Adhesive Dots
- Cutting Unit
- 24 x Connectors
- 2 x Thread Spools
- 2 x Coring Containers
- 2 x Cutting Frames
- Coring Wand
- 8 x Jewellery Clasps
As mentioned above there are three different sizes of Cutie Stix. Teeny Stix are the smallest and can be used to make nail art. Cutie Stix are the medium sized ones and Mega Stix are the biggest ones.
The first thing we need to do is insert the cutting frame into the cutting unit. Two cutting frames are included. One is intended for use with the Teeny Stix, and the other for the Cutie Stix, as they’re different sizes. The Mega Stix don’t require a cutting frame as they can just be inserted straight into the cutting unit.
After putting the cutting frame into the cutting unit we then needed to chose our Cutie Stix and insert it into the cutting unit.
You can then use the Stix Wand to push the Cutie Stix as far into the cutting unit as it will go. Then you just need to press down on the blue button to cut the stix. Your cut Stix will then fall through the chute. Keep doing this until you have the desired amount for your creation!
It was really easy for our girls to do this by themselves. I was a bit skeptical as we’ve received toys before that are designed for their age, but have proved difficult for them to use and end up being left in the box, never to be played with again, but the Cutie Stix Cut & Create Station really is easy for them to use without any adult help.
As you can see our girls made quite a few different designs each!
The next step is to insert your cut Cutie Stix into the correct size coring container, insert this into the coring unit and then press the blue button on top to create a hole through your design which will enable you to thread them onto your necklace or bracelet using the threading unit.
Be aware that there are two ways that the coring containers can go into the coring unit. Sideways and lengthways. I didn’t realise this as I didn’t read all of the instructions so our designs have holes in the front and sides!
Again, the coring unit is really easy for the girls to use on their own and I really like that you have to have the safety door shut to be able to press down on the blue button. It can’t be pressed down if the door is open.
Once you’ve cored all of your designs, you then need to get the threader unit out.
Simply thread your creations onto the stick on the threading unit in your intended design, then choose your thread, cut it to the correct length, (7″ for a bracelet or 16″ for a necklace). You then need to attach a clasp to one end of the thread and tie a knot, then thread the other end into the tube until it comes out of the bottom of the threading unit. Hold this end and then slide the beads off the threading unit from the base and you’ll find them all on your thread! Clever!
This is the necklace that R made.
She was very impressed with it!
M made this bracelet and was very pleased with it also.
We also decided to make a cat figure. I think the paws are meant for the dog, but we used all of the dog Stix for our necklaces and bracelets which is why we made a cat figure instead!
The good news is that if you do run out of your favourite design, you can simply order a re-fill pack!
Overall, I am very pleased with the Cutie Stix Cut & Create Station. It’s a great toy that’s easy for children to use themselves so that they can make their own beautiful customised jewellery.
For the purpose of this review I was sent the above toy. All views and opinions are 100% my own.