As you know, we’re big fans of Project MC2 in this house. We’ve had a decent variety of Project MC2 dolls and the Project MC2 Spy Bag is still our favourite from the product range, but my girls were pretty excited by the Project MC2 Crayon Makeup Science Kit.
Rubbing Alcohol for kids? Well, yes, indeed! The new series of ‘party dolls’ as my 7 year old calls the latest range of Project MC2 dolls, all dressed up for the Maywood Glen art opening, involves dressed up characters with a new range of experiments to try out and enjoy.
We received the Camryn Coyle doll with the Tie Dye experiment.
Camryn comes with a handbag (with a much better design than previous ones, as it’s a bit larger and so easier to open) and shoes. Her dress is two parts – top and skirt – and the box contains three coloured permanent markers and a pipette.
You can see how the experiment worked in this video, or read on!Read more: Getting Creative With Project MC2, Camryn Coyle and Rubbing Alcohol
Project Mc² is back on Netflix UK with new episodes, and an accompanying new product line based on the Netflix series.
If you aren’t familiar with Project Mc², it’s a series about a team of six super-smart girls who use their love of science and spy skills to undertake missions for a top-secret, all female organization called NOV8 – or innovate – to us less acronym savvy.
The six main characters are McKeyla McAlister (Mc2), Adrienne Attoms (A2), Camryn Coyle (C2), Bryden Bandweth (B2), Ember Evergreen (E2) and Devon D’Marco (D2), and each girl has an area of speciality. McKeyla is a spy, Adrienne is a culinary chemist, Camryn is a whizz with electronics, Bryden is the online guru of the group, Ember can grow pretty much anything and Devon is an artist extraordinaire who opens up to the group in this latest series. Each girl ticks at least one of the STEM/STEAM boxes, many tick more, and while their interests are varied, they make a great time when they work together.
In the new episodes and old character returns, and the girls have to use their smarts to not only save him and save the day, but there’s romantic progress for McKeyla and Kyle Lewis too.
While the show throws out big words from time to time (mostly chemicals) there’s not a huge amount of education that happens just from watching it, and a lot just ‘works out’ for the characters, but it’s a series aimed at young girls, so you have to watch it with that filter. While I still find the girls a bit vapid-with-smarts, they’re much more interesting and much better role models for girls than many other traditional girl stereotypes I can think of.
There are some general themes that make it worth watching, if you were doing it for entertainment only, like the introduction to the concept of girls-who-love-STEM/STEAM, the value of teamwork, standing by your friends and standing up for yourself. There’s also the ‘girls can do this’ idea, which isn’t bad to start reinforcing from a young age.Read more: New Episodes & A New Line For Project MC2
My daughters love Project Mc2. We have dolls and love the show on Netflix, so when we were sent the Project Mc2 Ultimate Spy Bag, I knew it would be a hit and I wasn’t wrong!
No sooner had I undone the packaging and the kit was whisked away and drawn into one of the many games my girls play.
There’s so much work being done around STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathematics – and today is National STEM Day. My 7yo loves science and experiments, and I’m quite keen to encourage her in that direction.
This is a fantastic kit, and it’s really cool too, so I’ll get the one thing I don’t like out of the way – the heavy plastic of the case is unfortunate as I think it makes the clasp (plastic too) the weak link of this case. It looks like a soft, satin finish toiletry case, which would be even cooler. I guess it’s just a toy so I shouldn’t expect too much, but from my adult perspective it makes it feel like ‘girl science’ – not real, not serious…. but of course it’s a toy, and isn’t real or serious!Read more: National STEM Day & Project Mc2 Ultimate Spy Bag
A few months ago my daughter was browsing Netflix for something to watch when she came across Project MC2, an action miniseries about four teenage girls who use their science know-how to be secret agents and save the day. She was engrossed in it and has watched it a dozen times since, so when I saw there were dolls to match, I was excited to get her one.
Since watching the show, she’s decided that she wants to be both a scientist and an inventor – in her spare time when she’s not being a dancer, that is – and who am I to stand in her way.