Brooke is a big craft lover, so when Flair asked if we wanted to review their brand new Paper FX we jumped at the chance.
This set is suitable for age 7 plus, Brooke is nearly 8 and this appealed to her massively. Looking at the pictures on the box, there is loads of possibilities of different things to make and do.
Being as we live in England, we didn’t have to wait very long for a rainy day before we could sit inside and keep amused.
Opening up the set I was worried there would be loads of parts, but it was really straight forward. The instruction booklet that comes with it explained every step in detail.
There is a paper tearer where you pop any paper inside and the tear using the device, this ensures an even tear line. There is then a creaser, which puts the creases in the paper strips that you have just torn, this ensures you can fold the strips perfectly straight. You then glue each strips sections together with the glue provided.
Then it’s simply a case of putting all the strips onto the weaver. You are then ready to weave your paper!
There is a couple of things I love about this set, one is that the possibilities for imagination is endless, you can create anything out of the weaved paper, from bags, coasters, photo frames, absolutely anything! The other is that it gives us something to do with all the pieces of scrap paper and old magazines which the children have finished with. They can recycle them into something new. This is an activity that can keep your child amused for hours, and we are still having fun weaving and haven’t even made ours into anything yet, I shall keep you posted what we create.
The RRP is £19.99 which is really reasonable in my opinion, as it’s something you can use time and time again. I can see this being popular not only with my young girls, but bigger ones too, it would not be too young for teens. You can it online or from all good toy shops.