Thursday, November 24, 2022

Insect- Grasshopper, By Calebou - REVIEW

Nature/ Type:          3D paper puzzle  

Rating:                     ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️  

Recommended age:  3 year-old ++   

Who would love this: Young kids who are exploring the wonder of paper craft 

We always enjoy 3D paper puzzles - they are simple and always bring a delightful smile. This “Insect- Grasshopper” kit from Calebou is another nice one that we have recently tested. 

Why I love ❤️ this toy: 
(1) Easy 9-Piece 3D Puzzle - Compared to the “DIY Pirate Ship” and “Tyrannosaurs Machine Beast” sets that I have previously reviewed, this Grasshopper kit is easier, more straightforward, and chunkier. There isn’t a step-by-step guide that goes with it; instead, what we got is a single illustration of the grasshopper model with labels of number showing the puzzle parts. There are only 9 individual pieces, each separately numbered, printed on thick paper padded with foam core. First, we “pop out” the pieces; next we slot and connect them by referring to the model illustration. The process probably took us 3 minutes or less. Compared to the other two Celebou sets that I have previous reviewed, this grasshopper set is comparatively “sturdier” and not so easy bendable because of how chunky the pieces are. The result is one larger-than-real-life insect that is actually quite fun for the kids (a perfect “giant monster” to be included in their small world play). I love that no scissors or tools were needed for this craft, which makes it child-friendly and easy to manage. 

(2) Grasshopper Insect Theme - Whilst this grasshopper might not be as intricate and cool as the previous two Calebou sets that I wrote about, I love that it pays attention to the basic anatomical features. The 9 separate pieces include 6 parts for the legs (3 pairs of 3 different sizes). I love the details of the segmented legs, the front legs being the smallest, and the hind legs being the largest. The grasshopper has a pair of antennae on its capsule head, a green body, and wings. Like any paper products, they might not be the most long-lasting toys, but this is an engaging craft set nevertheless.  

(3) Light Weight & Flat-Pack - The grasshopper is light weight, and came in an unassuming flat pack. There isn’t much information online about the manufacturer, save that it is a business in China specialising in paper products (mainly 3D puzzles), and the products have passed international standards such as EN71 and ASTM. 

Where to buy this: (Website) 

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