Crafting for Boys with Star Wars Aquabeads14:18
Ethan absolutely loves to do crafts, it's something that we've done ever since he was very young and he is naturally creative so I just take it for granted. It always surprises me when people comment about how good he is with scissors or how creative and focused he is with crafty tasks. I don't think it makes any difference at all what gender a child is and whether they like crafting or not, but I do know that it can help develop so many other skills. So if you happen to have a little boy who is a bit of a reluctant crafter, than the Star Wars Aquabeads Playset may be just the motivation that you need!
We love Aquabeads, they are fantastic for fine motor control development in picking up all of those tiny beads, for learning to follow a pattern with the templates and for getting creative. Ethan was very excited to see this Star Wars Aquabeads set arrive and couldn't wait to get started.
The templates are fantastic and really look just like the characters from the films. You can make Darth Vader, a Stormtrooper, R2D2 or C3PO. Ethan chose to make a Stormtrooper first. So we opened up the pack and sorted all of the different coloured beads into the compartments to get ready to start building.
Then Ethan followed the template, matching up the coloured beads to the picture underneath until his creation was complete. As this is quite a large picture it did take Ethan a few days of focused time to get it finished, but luckily it's quite easy to just push the whole set to the side and continue to come back to it until it's complete. Then when Ethan finished he sprayed the whole thing with water and we waited for it to dry.
Ethan loves to play with his finished creations, so I'm sure that we're going to have a lot of fun Star Wars scenes once he finishes the other three characters. They're also great to put a magnet on the back of and stick up on the fridge (but Ethan never lets me, ha ha!)
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* This is a review post, we were sent the Star Wars Aquabeads set to play with and write our honest opinions.*