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.
(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.
(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.
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