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2010 Award
Creativity for Kids Wind-Up Workshop Robots
( Creativity for Kids $14.99 Score: )

These little robots are great fun. Better yet, you get FIVE little wind up robots in the kit - making this a great project for a playdate and what our tester called a "fantastic rainy day activity". Our concern was that they required greater fine motor skills than most young children have. We do not agree with the age label on the box - but our testers, 8 & up, LOVED this kit and didn't mind the little detail work. From our tester: "Everything you need to assemble and decorate the five wind-up robots comes right in the kit. There are punch-out faces & limbs to color & decorate, pop up adhesive squares, googly eyes, brightly colored metal brads to attach limbs, metallic stickers in various shapes, a set of mini magic markers, and more. The instructions were clear and provided guidance on how to fold the various cardboard bodies - cubes, cylinders, and a mailbox shape, but then the kids can be creative in adding arms, faces, and gizmos. " No other tools were required but you could use household items to make your robots more unique--buttons, sequins, nuts, glitter, etc.

I love that our boy testers thought the kit would be enjoyed by both boys and girls although they thought that they'd probably like more pink! Both boys felt the kit was awesome.

The eight year old's quote: "you can use your own mind, pretty much. That you can, like, use your own creativity and make it the way YOU want it." He says the robots are "not totally easy to assemble because the hard thing was figuring out what you were going to do next - what you were going to put on it."  "I also like the fact that they're just robots and they're cool." He also thought "some kids might feel bad that their's don't look as good as the ones on the box."

The ten year old couldn't really find anything negative to say. He did suggest that they could upgrade the set by having robots of different shapes.

Age: Later School Years. Review Published: Click here to purchase the product on Amazon.com.


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