Saturday, December 10, 2011

Contraptions by MindWare Review

Contraptions are a fun building toy for kids age 7 and up.  It's a toy that allows kids to build and use their imagination.  It allows them to be creative and it helps them use their thinking skills.  I am the mom of a 6 year old and 4 year old.  My son especially, loves to build things.  He's very close to 7, so I thought this would be perfect for him.  Contraptions are wood blocks for building.  All of the blocks are exactly the same.  You build different structures with them and then - the fun part - you race the ball down the structure.  We actually all had a blast playing with this.  My husband and I enjoyed helping the kids build.  I will say that my son needed a little bit getting started on building, but after that he was able to think and figure it out on his own.  I love toys like this that make your kids think about how things work.

If you want to buy your own set they retail for $49.95 for the 200 piece set and $19.95 for the 50 piece set.  This is a toy that will provide  hours of fun.  Contraptions are also the recipient of quite a few awards including the Disney FamilyFun Toy of the Year!  This would make a great gift for someone for the holidays!

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Disclosure - I received a 200 pieced Contraptions set to facilitate my review.  All opinions are completely my own as always and no monetary compensation was provided.

1 comment:

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