Age Range: 2+ Years
Manufacturer’s Description: Talk about flower power! With the Green Toys Build-a-Bouquet, budding florists can create countless floral arrangements. This brightly coloured set includes four bases, 16 stem and leaf pieces and 24 flower pieces. The vibrant lilies, petunias and daisies stack interchangeably in the assorted stems for limitless fun that blossoms in all seasons. Safe, non-toxic; contains no BPA, PVC, phthalates or external coatings. Guaranteed to produce hours of Good Green Fun!
Review: For our final Play Patrol mission, we were given a budget, and permission to choose whatever we wished from the Bigjigs range to review. Lydia enjoys being creative, and loves flowers. Toys that involve building, sorting, and stacking are among her favourites, so I thought that this Build-a-Bouquet toy would be ideal for her.
Build-a-Bouquet is a creative stacking toy with interchangeable pieces that slot and stack together to create gardens of colourful flowers.
You get loads of different pieces, including two different sizes of stem/leaf, three different shape flowers in different sizes, and in three different colours, as well as a selection of flower stamen. All of these slot into the base which is made up of interlocking pieces that allow you to make different shape gardens/bouquets.
The plastic pieces are made of recycled plastic in the USA, and are nicely chunky and sturdy in the hand. The colours are bright and cheerful and all the pieces slot together really nicely.
Georgie and Lydia have both really loved slotting this toy together in lots of different combinations, building really tall towering flowers, multicolour gardens and different shape bouquets. It’s lovely to have such a creative toy with minimal mess and they even love smashing it all to pieces and starting all over again.
This toy comes with a cardboard storage box which is a little small and flimsy, but a great idea. We have strengthened ours with lots of sellotape, and I’ve learnt the knack of slotting the pieces in the best way to get them all to fit. Unfortunately the care you need in filling it in the right order means that when they girls try to tidy the flower pieces away themselves, they often struggle to get the lid to fold shut.
Lydia and Georgie really enjoy playing with this toy together and have great fun deciding together what to put where, and building the tallest flowers. I keep being presented with pretty plastic flowers, too.
This toy is a definite hit in our house; it is eco-friendly, good quality, and with hours of play value. 5 stars.