I had heard of Bunchems from Spinmaster but we hadn’t actually tried any, but recently we were given the opportunity to try out the Bunchems Bunchbot. It was the perfect opportunity to see what all the fuss was about.
What are Bunchems and the BunchBot?
Bunchems are colourful balls that stick together to allow you to use your creativity and make different things.
The BunchBot is a machine that helps you create things with ease by squeezing the bunchems together for you.
Whats in the Box?
Along with the machine you get some bunchems, a guide on how to make 19 things, accessories such as eyes and an aid to help push the bunchems out of the machine.
How to Create
All you have to do is go through the guide, pick what you want to try to make and follow the instructions. The guide givesnstep by step instructions so you can’t really go wrong.
Simply place the bunchems in the right columns following the guide.
After each row is done, press the Bunchbot down which results in that row being pushed up the BunchBot so you can then move on to the next sequence of bunchems.
Once you have followed the instructions and used all the bunchems that are needed. You then need to push the whole creation out of the BunchBot.
Do make sure the points are all aligned before pushing the bunchems through or you could end up bending the plastic points.
Once they are all out you should squeeze them to make sure they are sticking together properly. Then you have to open them in certain places to finish your creation. Finally add your eyes!
What Did We Think?
The girls absolutely loved the bunchems and Bunchbot. Although it says for ages 6+, even Bee at almost 5 has been able to follow the instructions and make things. However you do have to be careful with younger children as there is a warning to keep the bunchems away from hair as they can get tangled. However we have not experienced any problems and Bee knows to keep them away from her hair. It is being played with daily at the moment and it’s one of the rare few toys that I have played with too! It is strangely satisfying seeing the bunchems come out and you see your creation! (Yes I am a big kid at heart!)
You don’t have to follow the guide. Once they have gone through and made everything in the guide, children can easily experiment and try to come up with their own creations.
Bunchems BunchBot is available from all good retailers and Amazon: Bunchems 6036070 Bunchbot Craft Kit.
Disclosure: We were sent the Bunchems BunchBot for the purposes of review. All thoughts and opinions are our own. This post contains affiliate links.