My heart always sinks a little bit when the children see an advert for a toy on the TV and then declare that they want it. The fact that they see the same things in every advert between programmes on a daily loop, obviously has nothing to do with it! They are usually expensive, break and never actually do what they say on the box so end up being thrown away or never played with.
Bunchems was one of the things that the children said they wanted over and over again. I have to be honest, I just ignored them! Father Christmas however, had other ideas.
Felix (5) ended up with the Bunchbot Craft Kit. When he asked if we could build something I have to be honest I wasn’t the most enthusiastic mum. We sat down at the table and began building animals with mini plastic pom poms!
It was brilliant!!!!
Easy to follow instructions to make animals (the octopus is my favourite) made it perfect for Felix to do whilst I just provided a helping hand picking up the pom poms when they fell on the floor!
We sat making, taking apart and remaking creations for hours. They all worked, they looked like what they were meant to be and they didn’t brake. It was something that he could do on his own (although he loves having an assistant to separate colours) and he is so pleased when he’s made something. One of the best things is that the pom poms can be reused and don’t lose their shape.
It’s not just for younger children either as we’ve all been sucked into the Bunchem bubble and have had hours of fun. You can buy more Bunchems separately if you want more to keep your masterpieces from being dismantled.
So if you’re looking for a non-messy fun craft that is relaxing (I know!) that actually works for your children then Bunchems are for you!
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