Bunchems are a brand new way to combine craft with construction.
I was recently given the opportunity to review Bunchems. I’m sure you’ve seen the ads on TV, or if you have young children you will no doubt have heard all about Bunchems. So what are they? I’m glad you asked… Bunchems are small plastic spheres with burrs all over them which give them their sticking power. Kind of like a larger colourful version of an actual bindi burr!
Given we are in the midst of school holidays and I have three kids to ‘entertain’ I was pretty excited to get something that might inspire some creative play and get them off their mobile devices! My excitement was overshadowed by that of Miss J and Little L who had a mild freak out (translation – super duper excited) the day the box of Bunchems arrived.
We received the Bunchems Mega Pack (RRP $39.99) which has 370 Bunchems and a selection of accessories. The Mega Pack has sufficient Bunchems and accessories for at least three children to make multiple creations (at the same time).
I find with some similar toys you need to buy multiple packs to have enough to build something substantial, not so with the Bunchems Mega Pack. Miss J and Little L had plenty of each colour and accessories to make a whole heap of masterpieces – without any fighting – Yippee!
Bunchems are easy to use, even for little fingers.
They can help with the development of fine motor skills and are great for imaginative, creative play. As a Mum, I think my favourite thing about Bunchems is they aren’t as messy as some other craft activities. No glue, paint or glitter – but just as fun to play with. We’ve had a few Bunchems ‘leave the pack’ and end up in the lounge room etc, but generally given their sticking power they are quite easy to clean up and keep together.
My three kids (ages ranging from 5 – 11) thoroughly enjoyed creating with Bunchems. I loved the sense of achievment once they had completed each masterpiece and let’s not forget every second they are playing with Bunchems they are off their devices!
There is one thing that people may be worried about and that is getting Bunchems stuck in hair.
Never fear, Bunchems have a great video to show you how easy it is to get them out. Check out the video here. We didn’t have any issues, hair or otherwise with Bunchems.
The kids loved them, I loved them and I think for what you get they are a well priced toy.
If you are looking for a great craft activity then I would recommend Bunchems.
Disclaimer: This post is brought to you by Nuffnang and Bunchems. I received a Mega Pack of Bunchems valued at $39.99 to facilitate this review, I received no other form of payment. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.