We love doing creative things in our house. While cooking is a great creative activity and one I think all children should be regularly involved in, it is not the only creative process my girls love.
Bear and Bear love to build, craft, design, draw, paint and colour. Drawing, painting and colouring happen a lot here with the girls having easy access to paint, markers, pencils and paper from their craft trolley. Building and construction not so much. At the moment storage is an issue so it is harder for the girls to find their construction materials when the mood strikes them.
So when I was offered the chance to review the Bunchems Mega Pack kit I was intrigued to see how Bear and Bee would react. They have seen the advertisements on tv so I knew they would be interested when they opened the parcel. As it turns out both girls love Bunchems. Hubby and I love them too. Hubby happily made a few creations too (see photo below) and I love how easy they are to use and store when finished. Bunchems are a great way to combine the girls' love of craft and construction.
Apart from the pieces in the Bunchems packs being great colours they are just the right size for this age group. Large enough to create all sorts of cool characters but small enough to store where they are easy to access.
After investigating the Bunchems for a few minutes, Bee got straight to work making accessories for her new rainbow soft toy leopard. The Bunchems grip the short plush well enough to stay on but don't get stuck or pull threads.
Bee went on to make a paper copy of her Bunchems collar so she could keep her design and use the pieces to make something else.
Bear thought Bee's creations were cool and set to work making her own version.
|Bunchems are great for fine motor skills too.|
So what can you create with Bunchems? Pretty much anything! The girls have tried both their own creations as well as the ideas in the guide book that comes with the kit.
I think Bee's green bat is a groovy dude.
Bear's birdy is very cute too!