As a kid, I always loved my stuffed animals. I spent hours organizing them on my bed and shelves. They were an integral part of my pretend world. Now I watch my daughter do the same. Stuffed animals become beloved friends to young children.
In grade school, way back when, everyone took home economics and we all had to learn how to sew. One of my favorite projects was building my own pets from kits they provided. We learned how to cut out the pieces, sew them together, put on the details, stuff them and close them up. I still have two of the animals I made. A seahorse and baby and a seal with a sailor’s cap.
When I was contacted by Wuggle Pets, I was so excited to try them out with my kids.
Wuggle Pets are adorable baby animals that magically come to life, right at home. This fun new activity toy is easy to use. Children simply add fluffy stuffing using the Fun Fill Factory, sprinkle in a little magic dust, and watch as it grows. They even choose their pet’s personality by adding one or more personality charms.
The company sent me the Wuggle Pets Kit. The starter kit comes with a Magical Unicorn and a Cuddly Puppy. When the box arrived we opened it up right away and the kids quickly chose their favorite animal. Next they began choosing characteristics to put inside. The shell is very well made with strong seams. I like that the details are embroidered rather than having little parts that can easily fall off.
Then we started stuffing. We attached the animal to the Fun Fill Factory, added stuffing and magical dust (tiny star confetti).
I held the machine as they turned the wheel. It took a little time to figure out how to get the animal to stay on the machine as they were adding the stuffing but we were professionals by the time we did 2 animals.
The kids both love their new toys. My daughter has a happy little love fest with her unicorn and my son takes his cuddly puppy on all his superhero rescue missions. It was tons of fun to make these beautiful keepsake toys. The kids attach them to their backpacks for school and love sharing them with their classes.
This kits makes a wonderful gift for twins. There is enough for both and it is reasonably priced at $19.99.
BUY IT You can buy Wuggle Pets online through their website. Each starter kit costs $19.99 and collectible pieces are only $7.99 each. They also have a party kit with 8 animals as a great party activity. You really should check them out.
WIN IT Wuggle Pets is a sponsor of the Lots of Love Giveaway Hop on My Mommy’s World. Head over and enter to win. Contest ends at midnight on Feb 14, 2012.
Disclosure: I was provided a sample product to review for this site. All opinions are 100% my own. No other compensation was provided.