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|My kids went crazy as they created some pretty crazy bunchem characters!|
As a stay at home parent, I am always looking out for fun things to do with my kids and hopefully keep them entertained long enough to stay away from the screens! My kids love crafting, but whenever there is paint or crayons or playdoh involved, things just always get so messy! Also, chances are the little one will go running off, away from the craft table, and start scribbling or tracking mess everywhere else around the house. It gets pretty frustrating dealing with the mess!
Then came along these Bunchems. They are literally what they are called - furry "burr" like plastic spheres that you can bunch together and they would just amazingly stick to each other. No glue, no mess. That already gets my tick of approval.. so let's test them on the kids and see what they think.
|Silver quietly observes the instructions and sample creations like she is so grown up, lol.|
The Bunchems Mega Pack comes with over 400+ pieces of furry spheres with accessories - and a little booklet with examples of what you can create. The beauty of it though is the freedom to create anything you like. I love that this encourages my kids to be creative and use their imaginations to make anything they can think of, even if it appears to be a normal bunch of bunchems with random colours (to them it looks like a dinosaur and they play with it) - after all my kids are only 4 and 2 hehe. Either way, the pack has everything we need to get started and keep busy for hours.
|Micah's T-rex fighting my little monster... I think his T-rex obviously won.|
Bunchems is recommended for kids ages 4+ but I find with supervision, even my little one can have fun with it. The texture of the product itself is great for sensory play - and surprisingly quite solid and not easily "destroyed". They do tend to stick to hair, so keep them away from their heads!
|Simple creations made crazy using the accessories included in the pack.|
|Some cool creations with the help of mummy.|
|Accessories have a 4-point nail which attaches securely to the holes in the plastic furballs.|
|Once securely connected to a bunchem, use them on your creations to sparkle and dazzle em!|
Overall, I love it. These things are great! They tick all the boxes when it comes to having fun, engaging with my kids and encouraging creativity. Like most things that are little, it is best to supervise their play when little kids are involved to avoid any swallowing incidents. Thankfully, my Silver Grace has grown out of that phase of putting things in her mouth, but still.. you can never be too careful! Besides, the kids love it when I sit down and partipate in activities such as this with them. I love watching them create things and then having pretend play. I must say I enjoy creating cute little Bunchem monsters myself! (If I can get my kids to spare me a few of em bunchem balls... lol)